Species: Etimoe


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Etimoe
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Akpaflo, Yama, Andem-Evine, Ovbialeke, Essak, Etimoe, Entedua, Bilombi, Bofelele,
Scientific name(s)
Copaifera mildbraedii, Copaifera salikounda,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Flooring, Light carpentry, Wood frame house, Exterior joinery, Exterior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Stairs (inside), Glued laminated, Moulding, Interior panelling, Shingles,
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:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:68 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,71 (+/- 0,09)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:115 (+/- 18)
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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