Iroko (Milicia excelsa, M. regia (syn. Chlorophora excelsa, C. regia))


Common Names: Iroko


Distribution: Tropical Africa


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is usually yellow to golden or medium brown.


Janka Hardness: 1,260 lbf


Density: 3.42 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Most common reactions simply include eye, skin and respiratory irritation. Iroko can also cause other health effects in sensitive individuals, such as asthma-like symptoms, boils and hypersensitivity pneumonitis


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes


Common Uses: Veneer, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, boatbuilding, turned items and other small specialty wood items.