The heartwood is pale yellow to yellow, darkening on exposure to yellowish or greenish brown or sometimes to chocolate brown.

Due to its strength, durability, stability and Teak like appearance, Iroko is used as a substitute for Teak.

Iroko is used for a wide range of applications, it is used for construction work, shipbuilding, marine carpentry, framework, outdoor and indoor joinery, stairs, doors, frames, cabinet work, panelling, flooring and profile boards for decorative and structural uses. As it is resistant to acids and bases, it is used for tanks and barrels for food and chemical products and for laboratory benches.

Iroko is also known as African Teak, Mvule and African Oak.

As per British Standards Iroko Hardwood is classified as Grade D40.