The wood from a large tree, Piptadeniastrum africanum, native to the west coast of Africa. This yellowish brown wood is sometimes used as a substitute for Demerara greenheart in ships but it is not as resistant to marine borers or fungi.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Piptadeniastrum africanum (African greenheart);dabéma (Fr.); singa-singa (Port.)
Hazards and Safety
Dust inhalation may cause nose, throat and eye irritation.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
- Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979