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African Mahogany

Botanical Name:

Khaya spp.


West Africa: Ivory Coast, Gabon, Senegal, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Also known as: 

Akuk, Bandoro, Benin mahogany, Bisselon, Bitehi, Diala iri, Eri Kiree, Khaya mahogany, Ogwango, Senegal mahogany.

African mahogany is a commercial name normally associated with the Khaya species which is part of the mahogany family, but are separate from the Swietenia species of the Americas. The Khaya species tend to be lighter in color, generally more of a salmon/pink in tint.
African mahogany is sometimes confused with Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum) because of its similar color and grain, however African Mahogany is a much softer wood than Sapele.






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