African Mahogany

African Mahogany (Khaya spp. Khaya anthotheca, K. grandifoliola, K. ivorensis, K. senegalensis)

 

Common Names: African Mahogany, Khaya

 

Distribution: West Tropical Africa

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood color is variable, ranging from a very pale pink to a deeper reddish brown. Quartersawn sections can show a striped or
ribbon pattern.

 

Janka Hardness: 1,070 lbf

 

Density: 3.33/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity:  Severe reactions are quite uncommon. There have been reports of common reactions which include eye and skin irritation.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Veneer, turned items, furniture, boatbuilding and interior trim

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