The botanical name of Makore is Mimusops heckelii. Its color is reddish-brown. The tree is a very large tree that may reach a height of 180-200 feet with trunk diameters often over 48″ and sometimes up to 120″. The boles are straight, cylindrical and may be free of branches for 100 feet. The wood is usually a fine, straight grain wood, but some logs will have an interlocked grain that produces an attractive mottled figure. The wood glues well but is difficult to work, as the timber contains silica which rapidly dulls the tools. Typical uses for Makore include furniture, cabinets, interior millwork, and exterior applications. It is found in Tropical and West Africa.