Distribution: Stinkwood occurs from the Cape Peninsula to the Eastern Transvaal, but is absent from the Eastern Cape.
Timber Qualities: Has an even straw colored sap wood, darkening to gold-brown and black in the heart wood. It has a fine texture and is naturally lustrous with interlocked fibre and is moderately hard and heavy. The freshly cut wood gives off a sweet pungent odor, thus the name stinkwood. It saws easily, turns well, but is demanding on tools.
Uses: Moderately durable and stable. It is extremely high priced and is used for high class furniture and panelling, framery and joinery.