Aniegre, also called Anigre, Anegre and Aningeria(scientific name: Pouteriaspp.;previouslyAningeria genus), has a heartwood of yellow-brown color, occasionally with a pink hue. Sapwood is pale,not clearly distinguishable, and contains figured curly or mottled grain. Its texture is medium, luster is good and grain is interlocked.

Aniegre is commonly found in Africa, mostly tropical east Africa. It is perishable, not durable and not resistant to insect attack. Sapwood is prone to fungal staining during drying.

Janka Hardness :
4,380 N(990 lbf)

Average Dried Weight :
550 kg/m3(34 lbs/ft3)

Workability :
Reasonable to work with hand tools and machine tools, though difficulty can vary with species. Lumber containing silica will blunt cutting tools.


Pricing / Availability

Even though it is considered as exotic wood and is generally imported, Anigre is still reasonably priced. It is usually in lesser volume as veneer, but larger, solid boards made out of the material are also available in certain areas.



The IUCN considers certain species of this wood to be ‘conservation dependent’. If any of the ongoing programs dedicated to safeguarding this wood’s population are officially stopped, then Anigre would be added to their ‘Red List for Threatened Species’. Anigre is not mentioned in the CITES Appendices.


Common uses

As mentioned earlier, it is used as a veneer, as plywood and for furniture products. Anigre boards are used for low-duty construction needs, everyday carpentry and in building boats.




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