There are few woods that compare to Avodire when it comes to the number of spectacular figures available to the woodworker. Wood and veneer showing bird’s eye, block mottle, crotch, curly, fiddleback and swirl configurations have all been produced by this African tree.
Avodire is native to west central Africa, with countries of the Ivory Coast being the prime producers. Avodire grows to 115 feet high with trunk diameters of 2 to 3 feet. It is known to produce clear boles up to 50 feet in height. It prefers moist environments and is typically found near lakes and rivers.