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Acacia wood is often confused with Koa as it has a similar rich bronze tone. Red, gold, and tan color is also common dependent on the location of the tree’s origin. Acacia most differs from Koa in its grain pattern which presents with ribbon-like streaks of color.
Tanzania, Africa, & Southern Asia
Acacia has contrasting bands of color in the growth rings resulting in a grain pattern that is ribbon-like with streaks of color.
Acacia is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and in some areas is considered invasive.