Khaya ivorensis African Mahogany millwork African Mahogany is the common name for a multitude of species variants, the two most common of which are Khaya ivorensis and Khaya senegalensis. Gibson McIlvain, we only stock a couple of these species, and we keep close track of which is which so we can supply consistency in color, grain, and workability to our customers. Regardless, we have cultivated relationships with mills in Africa to ensure we can supply the highest quality African Mahogany wood. Although it shares a similar color with Genuine Mahogany a somewhat lighter pink , its other characteristics are very different. This variegated grain can produce beautiful dark and light bands of color when finished. In the end the customer can have a different experience from one board to the next.
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Bole straight, unbranched up to 30 m above the ground with well-developed plank buttresses; bark thick and coarse, reddishbrown, and with a bitter taste.
The foliage of the widely spreading crown is dark. Khaya ivorensis is deciduous only in drier climates. Scattered specimens can be found in semi-deciduous lowland rainforest, usually with a short dry season. It occurs either in small groups or singly, for the most part on moist valley sites. It tolerates periodic flooding during the rainy season. In evergreen forests, it favors soils with a low water-storage capacity.
Khaya ivorensis is a light-demanding species, although the young trees tolerate a certain amount of shade. Timber: The sapwood is yellowish-brown, and the heartwood, which is not always readily distinguishable from the former, is pale reddish-brown. The wood is durable and has a fine fairly regular grain; it is easy to work and season but is difficult to impregnate. It has a mean specific gravity of 0. The wood commands a very high price on the market, and is used above all for high-quality cabinet work, furniture and expensive interior finishing.
Large quantities are also used for boat and ship construction. Our forest We have a hectare forest of African mahogany Khaya ivorensis planted in mid It is fully irrigated. All environmental guidelines were and are followed as well as a planting license was obtained from the state environment institution Adema-SE. We expect it to be ready for cut between and It is only km from the main port of Sergipe, making it an easy access to foreign markets.
Bole straight, unbranched up to 30 m above the ground with well-developed plank buttresses; bark thick and coarse, reddishbrown, and with a bitter taste. The foliage of the widely spreading crown is dark. Khaya ivorensis is deciduous only in drier climates. Scattered specimens can be found in semi-deciduous lowland rainforest, usually with a short dry season. It occurs either in small groups or singly, for the most part on moist valley sites.
Description An excellent online database of a huge range of trees giving very good information on each plant - its uses, ecology, identity, propagation, pests etc. Other Uses The heartwood is a pale reddish-brown; it is more or less demarcated from the 3 - 8cm wide band of yellowish-brown sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain interlocked. The wood is light in weight; soft; fairly durable, being resistant to dry wood borers, moderately resistant to fungi but susceptible to termites. It seasons rapidly with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service.