The different types of Pachyloba can be differentiated on account of the different coloured constituents. However, anatomically speaking there is little to differentiate them. Depending on the growing conditions, the characteristics of the wood can vary somewhat. The heartwood is dark yellow to red-brown in colour. The sapwood is pale yellow, 30-50 mm thick.
Properties of this timber species
Botanical name: Afzelia bipindensis / Afzelia pachyloba / Afzelia africana / Afzelia quanzensis / Afzelia spec. div.
ATIBT name: Doussié
Other names: Pachyloba
Thanks to its appearance and excellent qualities in terms of durability, strength and stability it has a wide range of uses
Door and window frames, floors, velodromes, building timber, lintels, stair treads, coachbuilding, garden furniture, containers for chemicals
Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable)
Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable)
(620)-820-(950) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
Fresh 1100 kg/m3