Species: Corodia D Afrique


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Corodia D Afrique
Species profile
Family:BORAGINACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Ebais, Omo, African Cordia, Ebe, Sumba, Cordia D'Afrique,
Scientific name(s)
Cordia platythyrsa,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Sliced veneer, Wood-ware, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Turned goods, Exterior joinery,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:38 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,50
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:73 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:No information available
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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