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African "Makore" Cherry (Mimusops heckelii)


A highly acidic wood from the African cherry or makore tree, Mimusops heckelii. it is sometimes used as a substitute for African mahogany.

See cherrywood.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Mimusops heckelii; mogno cereja (Port.); makore; macore

Hazards and Safety

Highly acidic wood

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Pam Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment, Archetype Press, London, 2002