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A decorative wood from the Andira inermis tree found in the West Indies. Angelin is a reddish brown to black figured wood that is highly resistant to fungi and insects. It is also called pheasant wood and Partridgewood.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Andira inermis; Andirá-uchi (Port.); angelim; partridgewood; pheasant wood

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Density = 50 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 285
  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
  • Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998