African Bengi, or Anzem, (Copaifera religiosa) is a unique species from West Africa that we have been very fortunate to obtain. It can also be called Ntene wood. Anzem wood works and glues well with little difficulty. It is often used for fine furniture, figured veneer, decorative plywood, cabinets, flooring, stairs, jewelry boxes, humidors, and other fine articles. Colors range from red to rich, warm brown with pinks, black and purple. Fine lines and interesting patterns are present. Anzem trees grow in Western Africa primarily in Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, and Zaire. The woods density is .58 to .64 (similar to American Black Walnut and California Claro Walnut).