Tropical Olive Veneered Panels & Jointed Veneer
Tropical Olive is a general trade name given to the similar-looking woods Amazakoue, Daniella, Hyedua, Musharagi, Mutenye, Ngwe, Ogea, Ovankol Olmasi, and Shedua. These woods are found across Central and West Africa, and in rain forests in East Africa at elevations of 6,000 to 9,000 ft. Tropical olive is common in Kenya and parts of Zaire but less frequent in Uganda and Tanzania.
Tropical Olive sapwood is up to 5cm wide and pale yellow. It is clearly demarcated from the heartwood, which is typically a pale yellow to pink brown with irregular dark brown or grey-black streaks & stripes.
The grain of Tropical Olive veneer is straight or shallowly interlocked and figured. The texture is fine and even and the surface slightly oily.