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We are experts in the extraction, sale and export of authentic indigenous tropical hardwood from Ghana. We export wood species in the form of round logs, plywood and lumber, both air or kiln dried. 

Species include Teak (Tecctona grandis), Chenchen (Antiaris sp.), Rosewood, wawa (Triplochittin scleroxylan), Papao / Doussie, Afzelia Africana and African Blackwood.

You can browse through the species on this page, sorting by either end use or species name. Either route will give you a clear idea of what we have available.

Species

Ghanaian Name Botanical Name Alternative Name Uses
Afina Strombosia glaucescens; S. glaucescens var. lucida, S. pustulata Afena, Efenka, Omenam, Poe tool handles, flooring – industrial, sleepers, joinery – heavy, vehicle bodies, mining timbers, structural work – heavy
African Mahogany Khaya ivorensis; K., anthotheca, (Dry Zone Mahogany K., grandifoliola regarded as separate commercial species) K. Ivorensis: Acajou D’Afrique, Caoba Del Galon, Dubene, Dubini, Ngollon, Kumankra K. Anthotheca: Ahafo, Akwantannuro, Krala, Krumben, Mangona veneer, turnery, plywood, mouldings, joinery – high quality, furniture, frames, doors, carvings, cabinet work, boat construction
African Walnut Lovoa klaineana = L. trichilioides Alona, Bibolo, Dibetou, Dubenebiri, Dubinibiri, Embero, Eyan, Timabiri flooring – domestic, veneer/plywood – sliced/rotary, furniture and cabinet work – high quality, boat construction, doors and frames, joinery
Afrormosia Afrormosia elata – Pericopsis elata Asamela, Awawai, Kokrodua veneer and plywood – decorative, ship and boat work, joinery – high quality, garden furniture, furniture, flooring
Akasa Chrysophyllum spp.; C. albidum; C. giganteum; C. subnudum Abam, Adasema, Adosema, Akatio, Asamfona-Fufu, Kankabe, Kumfana, Longhi veneer for plywood, turnery, structural work – light, joinery – interior, furniture – utility, flooring
Ananta Cynometra ananta Apome, Wonyae poles, sleepers, flooring – heavy duty, wagon bodies, vehicle bodies, mining timbers, joinery – exterior, structural work
Aprokuma Antrocaryon micraster Akoua, Angonga, Etwi, Mugongo, Onzabili packaging, boxes, veneer for plywood, furniture, flooring – light, structural work – light, mouldings, joinery
Asanfena Aningeria spp.; A. altissima; A. robusta Asamfona, Asanfina, Anenkyen, Grogoli, Mukala, Mukali, Opapie, Samfona, Sanfena trim, veneer – sliced, joinery – interior, panelling
Asoma Parkia bicolor Asona, Asona-Nua, Essang, Osoma boxes, veneer – rotary, furniture – utility, joinery – low strength, trim – interior
Avodire Turreanthus africanus Apapaye, Apaya, Engan, Lusamba, Wansenwa veneer and plywood – decorative, furniture, mouldings, fittings, joinery – high quality interior
Awiemfosamina Albizia ferruginea Iatandza, Kulo, Muchole, Musase, Sifou-Sifou, Yayatandza crates, boxes, plywood, veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, furniture, vehicle bodies, mouldings, flooring, structural work – light, joinery – exterior
Bediwonua Canarium schweinfurthii Abel, Abeul, Aiele, Eyere, Ovili veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, turnery, plywood, panelling, mouldings, joinery – interior, furniture, cabinet work
Berlinia Berlinia spp. Abem, Ebiara, Melegbra, Pocouli, Samanta, Samata veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, vehicle bodies, sleepers, joinery, flooring
Bombax Bombax spp.; B. brevicuspe; B. buonopozense B. brevicuspe: Alone, Bouma, Kondroti, Onyaakoben, Onyinakoben, B. buonopnzense: Akata, Akonkode, Kapokier boxes, carving, food containers, matches, joinery – light, mouldings, trim – interior, veneer for plywood
Bompagya Mammea africana Aborzok, African Apple, Bokoli, Bombegya, Djimbo, Oboto, Pasin, Pegya, Pompagya wagon bodies, vehicle bodies, ship and boat work, joinery – exterior, carpentry, bridges
Bonsamdua Distemonanthus benthamianus Anyendua, Ayan, Barre, Eyen, Fowie, Keteamfro, Movingui, Obonsamdua sleepers, joinery – interior, joinery – exterior, flooring, doors and frames, chemical vats, cabinet work
Bubinga Copaifera salikounda Entedua, Etimoe, Owamdua veneer – sliced, trim, mouldings, joinery – high quality, flooring, cabinet work
Cedrela Cedrela odorata Cedro veneer, toys, plywood, joinery, furniture, frames, fittings, boat construction
Ceiba Ceiba pentandra Doum, Enia, Fromager, Fuma, Onyaa, Onyina boxes, food containers, mouldings, veneer for blockboard, veneer for plywood
Celtis Celtis mildbraedii = C.zenkeri Asan, Ba, Esa, Esa-fufuo, Esa-pa, Kayombo, Luniumbu, Odou, Ohia exterior use (with preservative treatment), furniture, handles, plywood, veneer, mouldings, flooring, trim – interior, joinery – interior
Cordia Cordia millenii; C. platythyrsa Ebe, Kweneboa, Mukumari, Tweneboa turnery, trim, mouldings, joinery – light, frames
Dahmoa Piptadenia africana = Piptadeniastrum africanum Atui, Bokungu, Bukundu, Dabema, Ekhimi, Elae, Koungou, Likundu, M’Beli, N’Singa, Odan, Tom, Toum wagon bodies, structural work, sleepers, mining timbers, marine defence, garden furniture, decking
Danta Nesogogordonia papaverifera = Cistanthera papaverifera Aborbora, Apru, Ekumadua, Epro, Kondofindo, Kotibe, Ovoe interior and exterior applications, decking, turnery, boat components, bench tops, cabinet work, joinery – high quality
Denya Cylicodiscus gabunensis Adoum, Edum, Okan flooring – heavy duty, ship and boat work, piling, bridges, sleepers, mining timbers, sea defence and dock work, construction – heavy
Duabankye Dialium spp; D. aubrevillei Eyoum, Kasusu, M’fan, Omvong handles, flooring, piling, mining timbers, exterior structures, marine defence, sleepers
Edinam Entandrophragma angolense Abebegne, Edoussie, Gedunohor, Lifuma, Tiama furniture, flooring, doors, cabinet work, boat construction, veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, turnery, plywood, joinery – high quality interior, joinery – exterior
Emeri Terminalia ivorensis Emire, Framire, Idigbo, Lidia veneer, trim, structural work – light, plywood, mouldings, joinery, furniture, frames, flooring – domestic
Essia Petersia africana = Petersianthus africanus = P. macrocarpus = Combretodendron africanum Abale, Abine, Abing, Esia, Minzu veneer – sliced, sleepers, construction – utility, carpentry
Guarea Guarea cedrata; G. thompsonii Bosassa, Bosse, Diambi, Ebangbemua, Kwabohoro, Kwadwuma, Kwaetanuro, Mutigbanaye veneer, vehicle bodies, turnery, structural work – light, plywood, joinery, furniture, flooring, cabinet work, boat construction
Hyedua Guibourtia ehie = Copaifera ehie Amazakoue, Anokye-Hyedua, Ovangkol, Palissandro veneer – sliced, turnery, trim, joinery – high quality, flooring, fittings, carving, cabinet work
Kaku Lophira alata = L.procera Akoga, Azobe, Bongossi, Bonkole, Ekki, Kako structural work – heavy, sleepers, sea defence and dock work, piling, flooring – heavy duty
Kokoti Anopyxis klaineana Abari, Bodioa, Kokote, Nourougou mining timbers, piling, sleepers, flooring – heavy duty, construction – heavy
Kosipo Entandrophragma candollei Atom-Assie, Candollei, Ceda-Kokote, Heavy Sapelewood, Lifake Mpembe, Omu, Penkwa-Akoa, Pepedom veneer, turnery, ship and boat work, plywood, joinery, furniture, flooring, fittings, doors
Kruma Klainedoxa gabonesis Eves, Eveuss, Kroma sleepers, sea defence and dock work, construction – heavy
Kusia Nauclea diderrichii = Sarcocephalus diderrichii Akondoc, Aloma, Badi, Bilinga, Bonkangu, Kilu, Linzi, Mokesse, Opepe structural work, sea defence and dock work, panelling, flooring, decking, boat construction
Kyenkyen Antiaris toxicaria Akede, Ako, Andoum, Bonkonko, Chenchen toys, shelving, boxes, tool handles, carving, trim, joinery – interior, plywood, veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary
Kyere Pterygota macrocarpa Koto, Obonawa veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, plywood, joinery, carpentry, boxes
Makore Dumoria heckelii = Mimusops heckelli = Tieghmella heckelli Abako, Baku, Bakure, Douka, Edumoi, Okala staircases, veneer, vehicle bodies, turnery, plywood, joinery – interior, joinery – exterior, handles, furniture, carvings, boat construction
Mansonia Mansonia altissima Aprono, Bete, Koul, Oprono veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, turnery, joinery – high quality, flooring, cabinet work
Niangon Heritiera utilis = Tarrietia utilis Anguekong, Kwaeduma, Nyankom, Ogoue veneer, vehicle bodies, plywood, joinery – exterior, furniture, frames, doors, boat construction
Odum Milicia excelsa = Chloroplora excelsa; M. regia = C.regia Abang, Iroko, Kambala, Moreira, Mvule, Odoum joinery – interior, joinery – exterior, garden furniture, frames, flooring, decking, chemical vats, cabinet work, boat construction
Ofram Terminalia superba Afara, Afraa, Akom, Faraen, Frake, Limba trim, furniture, mouldings, panelling, joinery – interior, blockboard, plywood, veneer – rotary
Okoro Albizia zygia Kassa-kassa, Ohura, Okuro, Red Nongo boat construction, flooring, carpentry, furniture, plywood, veneer, joinery
Otie Pycnanthus angolensis Akomu, Eteng, Etsi, Ilomba, Walele veneer – rotary, trim, plywood, mouldings, joinery – interior, furniture, boxes
Papao Afzelia africana; A. bella Afzelia, Apa, Apal, Azodou, Chanfuta, Doussie, Lingue, M’Banga chemical vats, doors, vehicle bodies, boat construction, decking, handles, furniture, flooring, construction – heavy, joinery – exterior, joinery – high quality interior
Potrodom Erythrophleum africanum; E. guineense; E. ivorense Alui, Elon, Elondo, Eloun, Missandra, Odom, Potrodum, Tali sleepers, sea defence and dock work, piling, flooring – industrial, construction – heavy, bridges
Sapelewood Entandrophragma cylindricum Aboudikro, Lifaki, M’boyo, Penkwa, Sapelli veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, turnery, plywood, joinery, furniture and cabinet work – high quality, frames, fittings, doors, carvings, boat construction, blockboard
Sinduro Alstonia boonei Ekouk, Emien, Nyamedua, Onyame-Dua, Sindru, Sinuro crates, boxes, matches, plywood, veneer – rotary, trim – interior, joinery – interior
Teak Tectona grandis . veneer – sliced, joinery – high quality interior, joinery – high quality exterior, garden furniture, frames, flooring, decking, cabinet work, boat construction
Utile Entandrophragma utile Assis, Kalungi, Kosi-Kosi, Mebrou, Sipo veneer – sliced, veneer – rotary, plywood, joinery – high quality interior, joinery – exterior, furniture and cabinet work – high quality, flooring, doors and frames, boat construction
Wawa Triplochiton scleroxylon Abache, Ayous, Obeche, Samba woodware, sauna linings, shoe heels, veneer – rotary, trim, toys, plywood, mouldings, furniture – utility, blockboard
Wawabima Sterculia rhinopetala Awasea, Lotofa, N’Kanang, Red.Borwn Sterculia plywood, veneer – rotary, exterior structures, flooring, fittings, joinery
Yaya Amphimas pterocarpoides Asanfran, Bokanga, Edjin-Edzil, Edzui, Lati, Muizi, Va Tue mouldings, doors, plywood, veneer, furniture, trim, panelling, j oinery – interior