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Species Description: Wood Species

Azobe is an extremely heavy and dense wood that comes from West Africa.  It is a good load-bearing timber for outdoor use and excellent for marine applications. It can be difficult to work  but is very durable and resistant to decay.


Sustainability: Not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common uses: Bridges, boatbuilding, heavy construction, marine work, railway sleepers etc.s, decking and flooring.

Comments: One of Africa’s most durable woods.


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Botanical Name

Lophira alata

Other Names

Azobe, Ekke, Ekki

Main Color Group

Dark Brown

Grain Pattern




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