Mahogany, African

Latin name: Khaya Ivorensis 

Common name(s): African Mahogany, Khaya

Sources: Central Africa East to West 

Characteristics: Only one of two species considered to be genuine mahogany, this species has light to dark red to reddish brown heartwood, medium coarse texture, and interlocked grain which appears as striped (frequently generically called Ribbon stripe). Where grain is absent, surface may contain well defined cathedrals in crown cut veneer. 

Common cuts: Plain sliced, Quarter sliced, Rotary cut 

Uses: Architectural millwork, molding, judges panels, flat wall panels, cabinetry, fine furniture, inlay, and accent trim. 

Availability: Reasonable. Often used in place of Honduras Mahogany which is restricted by CITES*. 

Price: $$-$$$ depending on specifications