Dabema is harvested in the central and coastal regions of Cameroon. Dabema trees can reach a height of up to 40 m, and their trunks have diameters ranging from 0.6 to 1.2 m.
The whitish grey or light brown sapwood is easily to distinguish from the heartwood. Dabema wood is fairly coarse and has a slightly straight fibred texture. Thanks to its pronounced interlocked grain, this wood tends to be cross-grainy
Dabema is suitable to use for joinery, parquet floors, car manufacturing and shipbuilding. It can also be used for bridge construction and for building other physical structures that come into contact with water