The bark is often harvested as a traditional medicine. In West Africa, it naturally occurs in gallery forests but is most often found as a shade tree of the old colonial streets.
Botanical Name - Khaya Senegalensis
Common Name - African mahogan
The timber of Khaya is called African mahogany, the only timber widely accepted as mahogany besides that of the true mahogany, The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen depending on the species.