Guibortia Ehie

Guibortia Ehie or Bubunga is an evergreen tree of the genus Guibourtia in the family Fabaceae. Guibourtia Ehie is native to tropical west Africa and grows in Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Nigeria. Guibortia Ehie grows to 30–45 m tall, with a trunk 60–90 cm diameter, heavily buttressed at the base, with smooth bark. 

It is good as a tropical hardwood for cabinetry, carving, flooring, joinery, musical instruments, and turnery. The wood is heavy, with a density of 0.85 g/cm³. Moreover, it is durable and resistant to wood-boring insects. People use it in guitar manufacturing, in the back and also sides of acoustic guitar bodies.

Guibortia Ehie-Bubunga