Species: Ebiara


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Ebiara
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
M'Possa, Abem, Pocouli, Berlinia, Bagbe, Essabem, Melegba, Ebiara, Ekpogoi, Sarkpei,
Scientific name(s)
Berlinia bracteosa, Berlinia confusa, Berlinia grandiflora,
Typical use
Exterior panelling, Wood-ware, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Flooring, Exterior joinery, Formwork, Light carpentry, Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Turned goods, Stairs (inside),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Pinkish Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:57 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,70 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:93 (+/- 17) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
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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