Koto veneer

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Characteristics of Koto veneer

Latin name:

Pterygota macrocarpa K. Schum., Pterygota bequaertii De Wild.; Fam. Sterculiaceae

Other names:

Kakende, Ake, Ikame, Kefe, Kyere, Awari, Poroposo, African Pterygota


light colored wood with a matt shimmer, very suitable for printing and staining, slicing and rotary cut (steamed) possible

Wood color:

creamy white to yellowish brown


Tropical West- and Central Africa: Central African Republic, Congo, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gaboon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone


as veneer mainly used as furniture backing, sliced for decoration purpose and door skins, plywood, musical instruments

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