Timber Abura (Mitragyna Ciliata) Bahia Scientific Name:Mitragyna Ciliata
Color/Appearance: Has a uniform yellow to pinkish-brown color, with sapwood indistinct from heartwood.
Workability: Takes glue and finishes well. Has a slight blunting effect on cutting edges and tools due to a moderate silica content (.25%).
Grain/Texture: Has a fine texture and a straight or slightly interlocked grain.
Rot Resistance: Good acid resistance.
Common Uses: A general-purpose timber used for furniture, interior millwork, plywood, and flooring.
Others info: Sometimes sold under the name Bahia, the handful of African species from the Mitragyna genus that are sold interchangeably with one another include: M. ciliata, M. ledermannii, and M. stipulosa. These species have been formerly placed in the Hallea genus (now considered a synonym), and Fleroya.