Botanical Name: Tetraclinis articulata

Origin: North West Africa

Description: This softwood tree grows in an irregular and twisted manner and the burr, which is the part valued for veneer, grows underground as a root burr. Only seen in small sizes it is, nonetheless, a very attractive veneer for special furniture and cabinet making. Fine grained and lustrous, it is aromatic, a rich red-brown colour and strikingly marked with small, almost black burr pips. Takes a high polish to great effect.