, Terminalia superba, is a beautiful west African species that has black stripes in the lower trunk of the tree presumably were the tree disposes of its toxins. Upper sections of the trees have white heartwood and this is called white Limba and is generally sold as a different species on the commercial market. It is easy to work and slightly less dense than American walnut. Worm or pin holes are common with the species. Uses include guitar bodies, turned articles, fancy boxes, and other fine woodworking projects.