Latin name: Terminalia ivorensis

Type of wood: Tropical Hardwood


Idigbo is a moderately strong and heavy tropical hardwood from West Africa. Despite its durability it can be difficult and high maintenance to use.


Idigbo is commonly used for decking and flooring.


  • durable, long-lasting wood
  • attractive wood grain
  • resistant to warping and bending
  • highly resistant to wear and tear


  • high acid content can react with finishes and cause corrosion in contact with metal
  • can be resistant to finishes and preservative treatments