AFRICAN TEAK is a common name for plants like Pterocarpus angolensis,Baikiaea plurijuga, Milicia excelsa, Pericopsis elata. Among the African countries the timber from Pterocarpus angolensis species is best sourced from Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC). The timber from this species finds a wide range of uses because of its distinctive nature. It is resistant to termite and borer. It is durable and has a pleasing spicy fragrance. The wood from these species polishes well and has an attractive brownish-yellow colour to make it good for making quality furniture.