Scientific Name: Pterygota macrocarpa
Location: West Africa
Dried Weight: 37bs/ft3
Janka Hardness: 940lbf
Crushing Strength: 7,500lbf /in2


Koto has a heartwood that is a pale yellow color. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked and it has a moderately coarse texture. The end grain is diffuse-porous. Koto is rated as non-durable when it comes to decay. It has a good workability and glues, stains, and finishes well.