A large tree up to 58m high and 6.1m in girth, with an average exploitable girth of 3,4-3,7m. It is heavily buttressed and has a long clear bole.
It is pink when freshly cut, darkening to a reddish-brown, with pale golden-brown zones, on exposure. The sapwood is yellowish-brown in colour and is up to 51mm in width and it is not always distinctly demarcated from the heartwood. The grain is sometime straight, but generally interlocked, giving a characteristic stripe figure in quarter sawn stock. The texture is medium to coarse, but even. It has no distinct taste or odour. The planed surface is lustrous and it has growth rings fairly distinct to the naked eye due to the presence of terminal parenchyma.
African Mahogany is very suitable for veneer and plywood, furniture and carpentry.
Between 513-721 kg/m3 averaging 673 kg/m3 when green