Species: Emien

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Species profile
Family:APOCYNACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Afatin, Ekuk, Tsongoti, Ekouk, Sindru, Ahun, Mujwa, Akuka, Alstonia, Stoolwood, Abale, Emien, Sinduro, Awun, Mogouga, Kaiwi, Pattern Wood,
Scientific name(s)
Alstonia boonei, Alstonia congensis, Alstonia gilletii (synonymous),
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Open boats, Current furniture or furniture components, Pencils, Blockboard, Matches, Moulding, Interior joinery,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:27 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,36 (+/- 0,01)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:43 (+/- 6) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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