Species: Coula

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Species profile
Family:OLACACEAE (angiosperm)
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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
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
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
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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