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Khaya is harder and gnarlier than its tropical American counterpart, and has a little rosier of a color. The heartwood is reddish brown and may exhibit ribbon or roe type figuring. Though not a true mahogany, Khaya is still a viable hardwood and is used extensively in the furniture and cabinet trades.

Latin: Khaya Ivorensis
Location: Tropical West Africa
Trees: 4-6 ft diameter, 180-200 ft tall.
Native Names: Krala, Mbaua
Trade Names: African Mahogany
Density: 33 lb/cubic ft