Species: Doussie

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Species profile
Local and common name(s)
N'Kokongo, N' Kokongo, Kpakpatin, Lingue, Doussie, Papao, Chamfuta, Apa Igbo, Mbembakofi, Afzelia, Uvala, Pakpajide, M'banga, Azodau, Edoumeuleu, Pau Conta, Mussacossa, Bolengu, Kpendei, Mkora, Chanfuta,
Scientific name(s)
Afzelia africana, Afzelia bella, Afzelia bipindensis, Afzelia pachyloba,
Typical use
Ship building (ribs), Exterior joinery, Stairs (inside), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Exterior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Industrial or heavy flooring, Wood frame house, Resistant to one or several acids, Sliced veneer, Ship building (planking and deck), Interior joinery, Flooring, Interior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Cooperage, Heavy carpentry, Shingles, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground),
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:74 (+/- 10) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,80 (+/- 0,06)
Static bending strength:124 (+/- 23) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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