Distribution: South African Tree Number 18. Grows snugly in mountain or coastal high forest. Found in significant amounts along the Southern Cape Coastal region and inland, also Transkei into KZN.
Timber Qualities: It has a fine texture and straight grain. Colour is yellow and turns a rich ochre when finished.
Uses: The Quintessential South African Classic. Old houses since Jan landed in Cape Town, have been finished in yellowwood, flooring, ceilings skirtings, even roof trusses and beams. Makes beautiful furniture and has been used as a contrasting wood in combination furniture � often coupled with Stinkwood, Blackwood or Imbuia.