Species: Coula


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Coula
Species profile
Family:OLACACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Ewome, Kumunu, Coula, Ivianlegbe, Ngouma, Attia, Ehoume,
Scientific name(s)
Coula edulis,
Typical use
Sleepers, Stakes, Heavy carpentry, Resistant to one or several acids, Poles, Industrial or heavy flooring, Vehicle or container flooring, Sliced veneer,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:78 (+/- 14)
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):1,01 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:142 (+/- 15) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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