The glass-inlayed coffee table was cut from a cross-section ring, following the natural wood grain and unique edge of the slab. It is framed on top with a glass insert intricately shaped to follow the wooden outline. It glows with a rich smooth finish synchronising with its circular shape and tapered bulbous base. Add a modern touch that blends effortlessly with natural fabric to brighten up your living room.
Family: Rubiaceae | Synonym: Breonadia salicina
The matumi is a majestic evergreen tree and a protected species in South Africa. It can grow up to 40m in height and carries pale yellow flowers and fruit.
WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?
The matumi is associated with water and is most often found near permanent rivers and in riverine forests. In South Africa it is found in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Northern Province.
Matumi wood is very heavy and hard, is used for furniture, boats, floors and construction work. It was used for railway sleepers up to 1960.
The bark of the matumi tree is used in traditional African medicine, mainly for diarrhoea, arthritis and other digestive problems.