Brown Ivory

 

Berchemia discolor, commonly known in Mozambique by the name N'tacha from the local Sena language. Also known as Birdplum

 
 
 Brown Ivory bark

Brown Ivory bark

 Herbarium Sample

Herbarium Sample

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 Wood sample

Wood sample

Tree

Usually a well shaped tree, 7 to 20 m in height, occurring at low altitude open dry woodlands.

Source - Tress of Southern Africa - Keith Coates Palgrave and Meg Coates Palgrave 

 

 Brown Ivory leaves

Brown Ivory leaves

Timber

The wood is a red brown which is faintly pink tinged, occasionally with a blackish streak. The texture is medium to fine and even. It weighs 975Kg/m3 with the SG at 12%. It sandpapers well and takes varnishes and  oils well. It is a hard timber with an attractive grain but turns well and produces a good finish. Tool must be kept sharp. Also used for furniture.

 Brown Ivory Fruit

Brown Ivory Fruit