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