Scientific name:  Getarium senegalense

Description:  The sapwood of Boire is pale brown in colour; its heartwood is typically medium brown to bronze, with dark streaks (and sometimes other hues, such as oranges and yellows, intermingled).  Generally straight grained, sometimes interlocked, with a fine texture.

Properties:  Boire is known throughout Africa to be a tough, durable wood, despite its Maple-like density. It is reputed to remain smooth under friction, which makes it ideally suited for its primary use in flooring. Other than the tear-out commonly associated with interlocking grains, the wood has good working properties