Availability on Catapu:
Panga Panga, Jambire
Commercially available in large volumes, can be supplied in planks, turnings, turning blanks and furniture
A large, fine spreading tree up to 20 meters in height, occurring at low altitude high-rainfall forest and riverine fringe forest where it reaches it greatest hight.
Source - Tress of Southern Africa - Keith Coates Palgrave and Meg Coates Palgrave
Panga Panga is extraordinary in its rarity as it is only found, in commercially viable quantities, in
Mozambique. Its dark colours, with rich parenchyma bands brings a touch of the exotic to finished pieces. The heartwood is dark chocolate brown with paler broad bands. At 880kg/m3 the heartwood is extremely durable. It sandpapers well and takes varnish and oils well. It is used in furniture, turning, parquet flooring and carving.