Availability on Catapu:
Wild Mango, Mutondo
Commercially available in large volumes, can be supplied in planks, turnings, turning blanks and furniture
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
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