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.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 2.8%

Tangential (width): 3.8%,

Volumetric (total): 8.8%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.4


Allergies/Toxicity: 1  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.


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