Wild Mango

 

Cordylia Africana, also known and marketed using its Sena (local Language predominately found in central Mozambique) name, Mutondo.

 
 
 Mature Wild Mango

Mature Wild Mango

 Herbarium Sample

Herbarium Sample

 Wood sample

Wood sample

Tree

A large, spreading, deciduous tree up to 25 meters in height, occurring at low altitudes in hot areas. 

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

 Wild Mango Bark

Wild Mango Bark

 Wild Mango Saplings

Wild Mango Saplings

Timber

Mutondo is a stunning deep cream coloured wood with golden undertones that creates its own ambience. The heartwood has a colour yellow brown to nut brown with a subtle but attractive grain pattern. Weighing 800Kg's/m3 the hardwood durable and logs that have been lying on the forest floor for decades produce high quality sawn boards. It sandpapers well and also take varnish and oils well. It is used for furniture, flooring, turning and carving and often used for the making of African drums.

 

 Young Wild Mango

Young Wild Mango