Sipo

Sipo (Entandrophragma utile)

 

Common Names: Utile, Sipo, Sipo Mahogany

 

Distribution: West and Central Africa

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a uniform medium reddish brown. Well defined sapwood is a paler yellow.

 

Janka Hardness: 1,180 lbf

 

Density: 3.33/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Sipo has been reported to cause skin irritation

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Furniture, cabinetry, veneer, boatbuilding, flooring and turned objects

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