Project: Anigre





Common Name(s): Anigre, Anegre, Aniegre, Aningeria (and variant spellings).

Scientific Name: Pouteria spp. (formerly Aningeria genus).

Distribution: Africa (most common in tropical areas of east Africa).

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light yellowish-brown, sometimes with a pinkish hue. Color tends to darken to a more golden brown with age. Pale sapwood is not well defined. Figured grain is occasionally present, such as curly or mottled grain.

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium uniform texture and a good natural luster.

Odor: Anigre is reported to have a faint odor similar to cedar.

Common Uses: Veneer, plywood and interior furniture; in board form it’s used for boatbuilding, general carpentry, and other light construction uses.

Comments: Formerly classified in the genus Aningeria, (in accordance with its namesake), Anigre is currently placed in the Pouteria genus, sometimes described as a “wastebasket taxon” where out-of-place genera are placed.

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