Interwood Forest Products

Omvong (Dialium, guineense)

Origin:  Africa

Range:  Growing in dense savannah forests in eastern and western central Africa. Native in Senegal, Mali, niger, Chad, Sudan, Guinea-Bissau, Sierre, Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial, Guinea and the Central African Republic

Uses:  flooring, molding and occasionally as ornamental veneer.

Properties:  The sapwood is demarcated. The heartwood is red-brown to orange-brown. The wood is hard, heavy and durable with a fine texture. The bark has medicinal qualities.

Machining:  The wood has a blunting effect due to a high silica content.

Seasoning:  Slow drying is recommended.

A typical specimen for Omvong (Dialium, guineense)