English name: Rhodesian Copalwood
Latin name: Guibourtia Coleosperma
Other name(s): Mehibi, Muzauli, Rosewood
Features: Generally an orange to pinkish brown. Color tends to darken and redden with age. Grain is typically straight with bland patterning, exhibiting a very uniform color and appearance.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, up to 20m, more than 0.4m in diameter, distributed in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Mozambique.
Material: Rhodesian Copalwood is hard and dense, making it more difficult to work than lighter woods, but its straight and uniform grain give it a reasonable workability.
Applications: Fine furniture, flooring, shipbuilding, crossties.