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Aniegré has a grey-white to pink-brown colour, the colours of the heartwood and the sapwood being almost indistinguishable. The timber industry differentiates between the light-coloured (blanc) and the pink-brown (rouge) wood. This difference in colour is not related to the species but depends on how it is sorted by the exporter. When fresh, Aniegré gives off an unpleasant smell and is highly susceptible to damage from the yeast-like fungus, aureobasidium pullulans.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: 1. Aningeria altissima / Aningeria robusta / Aningeria spec. div. 2. Gambeya lacourtiana / Gambeya subnuda / Gambeya spec. div.
  • ATIBT name: Aningré
  • Other names: Longhi


  • Used as veneer in the furniture industry, when stained, coloured or printed can serve to imitate walnut, cherry, sycamore and birch. Solid wood can be used for frames, furniture components and crates


  • Resistance to fungi: 1. class 4-5 (poorly durable – not durable) 2. class 4 (poorly durable)
  • Resistance to insects: 1. Termites class G (sapwood susceptible to damage) 2. Termites class M (moderately durable)


  • (500)-580-(800) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 800-1200 kg/m3

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

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