Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii)
Occurrence: Central and Tropical West Africa, Other names: african padauk, vermillion, Tree size: height 30 - 45 m, trunk diameter 1 - 1.4 m, Dry wood volume: 745 kg/m3, Janka hardness: 8 760 N
Core wood is red, white wood is white to light brown. The fibers are straight, or even alternately intertwined, with a medium to coarse texture, with a natural shine. The wood is hard, resistant to rot and wood-destroying insects. It works well, has a very popular color, is used for the production of furniture, decorative items, turning.