Bubinga (G. pellegriniana, G. tessmannii) Guibourtia spp. (G. demeusei,)


Common Names: Bubinga, Kevazingo


Distribution: Africa


Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from pinkish red to a darker reddish brown with darker purple or black streaks. Sapwood is a pale straw color. Bubinga is very frequently seen with a variety of figures, including: pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mottled, etc.


Janka Hardness: 2,410 lbf


Density: 4.66 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Bubinga has been reported to cause skin irritation and/or skin lesions in some individuals.


Controlled species: CITES: yes (Guibourtia species), IUCN: no


Common Uses: Veneer, inlays, fine furniture, cabinetry, turnings and other specialty items.