Tropical Olive / Amazaque

Also known as: Amazakoue, Mozambique, Daniella, Hyedua, Mutenye, Ogea, Ovankol

Botanical Name: Guibourtia ehie, G. arnoldiana, Daniella ogea, and others

Origin: Central and West Africa

Description: Tropical Olive is a blanket name for a number of similar looking species that originate from the above-mentioned areas of Africa. Generally yellowy-brown to pinky-brown in colour and usually marked or striped to some degree with darker brown or grey-black streaks. This attractive veneer is available both crown and quartered and is used on furniture, doors and for panelling. Quarter cut veneer usually has figure.

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