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