Species: Doussie


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Doussie
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:74 (+/- 10) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,80 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:124 (+/- 23) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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Doussie