|Scientific Name:||Colophospermum mopane|
|Crushing Strength:||10,200lbf /in2|
Mopane has a heartwood that is medium to dark reddish brown color, with black stripes. It will darken with age. The sapwood is a pale yellow color. The grain is interlocked and it has a fine uniform texture. The wood gives off a moderate natural lustre. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Mopane is rated as very durable in regards to decay. It is difficult to work with on account of its incredibly high density and severe blunting effect. The wood has excellent turning properties.