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Hardwood 40 lbs. per cubic foot, 3.33 lbs. per board foot
The tree comes from tropical Africa and is much like teak, but not as strong. The heartwood is decay resistant and somewhat resistant to marine borers. The wood is hard, but moderately easy to work. Heartwood is light to greenish yellow, but darkens to brown upon exposure to light and air. Iroko is very popular for boat building in Europe.