||Ovangkol (Guibourtia ehie)
||Also known as amazoue, amazakoue, anokye, ehie, and hyeduanini.
||Grows in tropical west Africa, primarily the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
||Straight to interlocked grain with moderately coarse texture. Yellow brown to chocolate brown heartwood with grayish-black stripes.
||Heavy and moderately hard with high stiffness, strength, and shock resistance. Moderate decay resistance and dimensional stability in service. Steam-bends poorly.
||Works fairly easily with hand or machine tools but saws slowly. Silica content has moderate blunting effect. Reduced cutting angle recommended during planing to prevent tear-out. Turns well. Glues easily, holds nails and screws well, stains and polishes satisfactorily, and can be brought to an excellent finish.
||Used for cabinetry, fine furniture, doors, shop and office trim, domestic flooring, handles and other turned items, plywood, decorative veneer, paneling, and acoustic guitars.