Cassipourea mildbraedii (Engl.) Alston
Weihea bequaertii De Wild.
Weihea mawambensis Engl.
Weihea mildbraedii Engl.
Weihea ruwensorensis Engl.
Cassipourea ruwensorensis varies from an evergreen shrub growing 3 - 4 metres tall up to a tree that can be 20 - 25 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood.
Tropical Africa - Congo, DR Congo, Central African Republic, southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania.
A common understorey tree occurring in upland evergreen forest or dense semi-swamp forest, at elevations from 500 - 2,500 metres[
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The heartwood is whitish with mauve markings in the core; it is indistinctly demarcated from the sapwood. The grain is straight, texture fine and even. The wood is refractory in seasoning, but with proper care in stacking, surface checking is not serious; it is easy to work by hand and machine tools, producing a fine surface; it tends to split on nailing, making pre-boring necessary; it glues, peels and slices well. The wood is resistant to wear and abrasion but its durability is low. Logs are susceptible to stain and insect attack, including Lyctus borers. The heartwood is extremely resistant to impregnation, the sapwood moderately resistant. The wood is suitable for light construction, ship and boat building, vehicle bodies, furniture and cabinet work, musical instruments, boxes and crates, interior trim, toys and novelties, turnery, and for veneer, plywood, hardboard and particle board[
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