Botanical Name: Terminalia ivorensis
Typical Uses: Furniture, interior and exterior joinery
Terminalia ivorensis (also called Ivory Coast almond, idigbo, black afara, framire, emeri and various other names) is a species of tree in the family Combretaceae. It is found in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.
The wood, used as timber has a density of about 560 kg per cubic metre. The wood is a pale yellow-brown in colour, seasons well with little movement in service, but is generally of low strength. The durable heartwood is used in joinery and high-class furniture