Tropical timber species


Ayous is the pilot name of a tropical tree native to West and Central Africa, also commonly known as obeche, abachi, samba or wawa. This exotic timber has long been one of the most exploited species in this region. Ayous timber offers a bright, creamy white to light yellow appearance, and thus has aesthetic potential for interior design. Ayous timber is used in the ceilings of the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport.