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