Avodire, referred to as Blond Mahogany, is native to Africa where it is grown near lakes, streams, and other bodies of water. Avodire is one of the most beautiful of all blonde woods, a rare wood that has many of the same qualities of mahogany. The light-colored heartwood will darken to a golden color when cut. There is minimal difference in color between sapwood and heartwood. Avodire is often highly figured and, when polished, has a lustrous surface similar to Mahogany.