The African Merbau is also have other name Ekki, Azobe , their Heartwood is a dark reddish or violet brown. Pores contain light-colored mineral deposits which form small but conspicuous streaks throughout the wood. Sapwood is a pale pinkish white, with a gradual transition zone between the heartwood and sapwood.
Grain is interlocked, with a coarse texture and low natural luster .
Rated as very durable, with good resistance to insect attacks. Good weathering characteristics.
II. TECHNICAL DETAIL
Resistance: Highly resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content.