Koto

Koto (Pterygota macrocarpa)

 

 

Common names: Koto, Anatolia, African Pterygota

 

 

Distribution : West Africa

 

 

Color/appearance : Pale yellow heartwood; little color variation from sapwood to heartwood. Quartersawn surfaces can exhibit ray fleck. Steamed or dyed veneer is not uncommon.

 

 

Janka hardness: 940 lbf

 

 

Density: 3.08 lbf

 

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Koto has been reported to cause skin irritation.

 

 

Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: Yes

 

 

Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, and furniture

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