Makore(scientific name: Tieghemellaheckelii and T. africana), has a heartwood of pink to red-brown color, with streaking color variation. Sapwood is somewhat yellow in color, about 3 inches wide, and is clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is fine and even, luster is good and grain is usually straight, although can be wavy or interlocked.
Makore is commonly found in western and central Africa. Its heartwood is very durable and resistant to insects.