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West to East Africa


The whitish to pale yellow sapwood is clearly distinct from the yellow-brown heartwood, which matures to a deeper brown.


Iroko is a fine-grained wood. The fiber usually grows in alternating spirals, sometimes it is irregular. The scattered, coarse pores, which are clearly visible, form a plaited web in cross section, while giving the wood a striped appearance in radial section.


Owing to its high level of resistance to acids and bases, this wood is ideal for building chemical containers and laboratory tables. Other areas of application: woodwind instruments, wagon and shipbuilding, parquet and stairs, furniture, outdoors for doors, windows and gates, and for parkbenches or churche pews. Iroko is used as a substitute for oak and teak.

Did you know ...

... that managed forests, thanks to their high proportion of young, strong, growing trees, enable CO2 to be extracted?

... that an old, unmanaged forest produces as much CO2 through processes of decomposition and decay as it stores, and that therefore an unmanaged forest contributes nothing to reducing global CO2?

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