Chlorophora excelsa – Family Moraceae
This wood is resistant and hardwearing even in the presence of humidity.
It is incorrectly called African Teak because of its fibre, but it is not so strong. It is often used in place of Asian Teak (the latter is more valuable)..
Its color may vary between light yellow and dark brown, according to exposure to the sun. It is used for ship building and naval construction (decks, gratings, handrails) and for civil design and interior decoration (floors, steps, stairs, furniture, swimming-pool perimetres and outdoorstructures).
Iroko origin area
Equatorial forests in West Africa
Iroko technical file
|Flexion Resistance||1200 KP/CM2|
|Compression Resistance||560 KP/CM2|