Koninklijke Houthandel G. Wijma & Zonen B.V.


Download PDF document

The heartwood of Afrormosia is yellowish brown, darkening to dark brown. Its outward appearance is similar to that of teak. The sapwood is yellow-white, 10-30 mm thick.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Pericopsis elata
  • ATIBT name: Afrormosia
  • Other names: Obang, Asamela


  • Resistant to the effects of acids and other chemicals
  • Interior panelling, doors, stair rails, floors for intensive use, veneer, turned goods, sculpturing, frames


  • Resistance to fungi: class 1-2 (very durable - durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Marine borers class M (moderately durable)


  • (640)-700-(800) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 1050-1200 kg/m3

 Additional information

  • Afrormosia contains tannins which can cause corrosion to metals which come into contact with damp wood.
  • Good ventilation is required when processing. Chippings, sawdust and splinters can cause inflammation of the skin.

Afrormosia is on the CITES list Appendix II of rare or endangered plant species.

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

sawn timber
Need more information? Click here

Call us

+31 (0) 38 331 6444

Or send us an e-mail

The stamp of approval for good forestry Wijma & fsc

Timber that is stamped with the FSC® logo has been sourced from sustainably managed forests. This means that forest management meets the key requirements in terms of social, environmental and economic aspects. Ask for FSC-certified products.

Read more