The Latin species name for Tweneboa is Cordia platythyrsa
. The tree occurs all over West Africa, including Ghana, Guinea, and Côte d'Ivoire (among other countries). The tree grows to 30 m in height, with a diameter of 1 m. Tweneboa is available in three different grades: white, yellow, and red. The different grades come from the same tree; white Tweneboa from the top section, yellow Tweneboa from the middle section, and red Tweneboa from the section near the bottom.