Please help - What type of wood?

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    We are looking at repairing our balcony and some planks need replacement. One problem is we cannot identify the type of wood.

    I have attached some photos. Can anyone assist?

    The wood appears untreated and is a shade of grey (after natural weathering).

    Failing anyone being able to identify it by the photos, how would I go about finding the type? Or what is a suitable alternative?
     

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    Are you referring to the balcony flooring or hand rail?
     
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    Both, but primarily the balcony flooring.

    I have been advised it may be cedar, that would make me assume western red cedar. However I know nothing about wood so am only speculating and not sure if this is a generic or specific term. (?)
     
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    Photo's are too far away and wrong angle to see.
     
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    How about these?
     

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    Tropical hardwood, could be anything.

    Iroko is one of the more common ones used for decking.

    Why do boards need replacement?
     
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    Find marina pontoon suppliers/spare parts sellers. You should be able to get the kind of stuff they surface their pontoons with, ready 'treaded' with grooves; or use em upside down. Worth a look.
     
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