The tropical kind of Iroko is found in tropical Africa, in the Ivory Coast, Angola, Kenya and East Africa, and in Congo and Benin.
Iroko wood ranges from golden-orange colour to brown. Its rings are visible in transverse buts. Its wood is of medium hardness, stable and retains its shape after construction. Additionally, it is highly resistant to ageing and termites.
Uses: It is used in furniture construction, especially laboratory benches, since it is highly resistant to chemical reactions. It is also used in building floors, staircases, boats and vessels, while it can be applied in exterior places, especially external joineries, and in constructions in ports. It is also used as decorative veneer and wall coating.