Also known as: Guarea, African Cedar

Botanical Name: Guarea cedrata, G. thompsonii

Origin: West Africa

Description: Both these species are marketed as Guarea but, correctly speaking, G. cedrata is the one known as Bosse. Pinkish-brown when freshly cut, usually darkening somewhat to a good Mahogany colour, the large logs are mainly quartered and frequently have a very attractive mottle figure. Plainer logs are often flat sliced.  It has a distinctive and agreeable smell. Very often the timber and veneer exudes a sticky gum or resin which is plainly visible on the surface. This disappears when the veneer is pressed