Bubinga, also called Kevazingo(scientific name: Guibourtiademeusei, G. pellegriniana and G. tessmannii), has a heartwood of pink-red to dark-red brown in color, with purple/black streaks. Sapwood is of pale straw color and is clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is fine to medium, luster is moderate and grain is straight to interlocked. Figure can vary, including pommele, flamed, waterfall, quilted, mothed and others.
Bubinga is commonly found in equatorial Africa. It ranges from moderately to very durable. It is said to be resistant to marine borer and termite attack.