Species: Emien


« Back to species

Emien
Species profile
Family:APOCYNACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Medium
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
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

Links
Comparable species
Disclaimer:
This website is monitored and updated by FSC Denmark. The information displayed is based on the best accessible data and FSC Denmark strives to ensure that all information is correct. FSC Denmark cannot be held responsible for any consequences, such as product failure or other damage arising from the use of information from this website. If any errors or inaccuracies are detected, please contact the web editors through E-mail: