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African Mahogany Khaya ivorensis

General Description
Common Name: African Mahogany
Botanical Name: Khaya ivorensis
Other Common Names: African mahogany, Akuk, Bandoro, Benin mahogany, Bisselon, Bitehi, Diala iri, Eri Kiree, Khaya mahogany, Ogwango, Senegal mahogany
Common Uses: Boat building, Cabinetmaking, Decorative veneer, Furniture , Interior construction, Joinery, Paneling , Plywood, Veneer
Region: Africa
Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
Distribution: The species is reported to be found in all the timber producing areas of West Africa, from Ivory Coast to Gabon and Cabinda, and is primarily found in the Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Nigeria. Unlike other Khaya species which do not require much rainfall, it is reported to grow in the rain forest in low-lying areas within its range.