Yellow to orangish brown, the colour tends to darken with age. Movingui wood frequently exhibits figured grain patterns such as mottle or ripple. Sapwood colour distinct from heartwood colour. Movingui is frequently referred to as Satinwood. Textured fine grain, often interlocked, sometimes wavy; lustrous; some logs produce a decorative figure; may contain up to 1.3% silica; contains a yellow extractive that may stain fabrics if moistened. Its yellow colour can be quite vibrant, while it can also have a highly pronounced mottle figure, making it a favourite for veneering and applications used for accents.