||Muninga (Pterocarpus angolensis)
||Also known as ambila, Brown African padauk, bloodwood, kiaat, kajat, mninga, mukwa, mutete, and mututi.
||Grows througout south-central Africa.
||Straight to interlocked grain with a coarse, uneven texture.
||Fairly hard, moderately heavy, medium bending strength, high crushing strength, low stiffness and shock resistance, and high decay resistance and dimensional stability. Steam-bends moderately well.
||Works easily with hand or machine tools but reduced cutting angle recommended for interlocked grain. Good turning properties. Glues satisfactorily. Pre-drilling recommended for nails and screws. Can be brought to an excellent finish.
||Used for fancy turnery, high-end furniture, cabinets, and paneling, carving, flooring, joinery, boat building, dowels, furniture components, and veneer.
||Often has attractive figure on quartered surfaces.