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The heartwood of Koto is yellow-white in colour. The effects of light mean that it turns brownish in the long term. The sapwood is a maximum of 100 mm thick and likewise yellowish so not easily distinguishable from the heartwood. When the wood is dry, it is not possible to tell the difference between the heartwood and the sapwood.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Pterygota bequaertii / Pterygota macrocarpa
  • ATIBT name: Koto


  • In the main, Koto is currently used in the form of sliced veneer for smaller components such as wall and ceiling panels, doors, cupboards, shop panelling and furniture fittings
  • We hardly not know of any uses of this wood in its solid form


  • Resistance to fungi: class 5 (not durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class G (sapwood susceptible to damage), Lyctus (wood-boring beetle) class G.


  • (510)-530-560-630-(750) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content

Fresh 850-950 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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