Mahogany Crotch, African

Mahogany Crotch, African

Trade Name

African Mahogany Crotch, Khaya Crotch

Similar Woods

Tropical American Mahogany (South America)

Origin

Africa

Range

West Africa, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Angola, lower tropical rain forests and tropical semi-evergreen rain forests. Principally differentiation is made between two species: Khaya ivorensis and Khaya antotheka. The difference, however can only be seen with great difficulty K at all Only Khaya ivorensis can be sliced. Khaya antotheka cannot be sliced due to the hardness of this wood.

Uses

Mass-produced furniture (traditional in England and USA), upright and grand pianos. In lengths of over 2 m for high quality architectural woodwork; such lengths are very seldom but are found more of ten in this species than is the case with American Mahogany Crotch.

Colour

Red