Species: Ebene D Afrique / African Ebony


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Ebene D Afrique / African Ebony
Species profile
Family:EBENACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Cubaga, Epinde-Pinde, Mevini, Mopini, Ebano, Kanran, Osibin, Ngoubou, Afrikanisches Ebenholz, Ebene, Ndou, Evila, Abokpo, Nyareti, Bingo, African Ebony,
Scientific name(s)
Diospyros crassiflora, Diospyros mespiliformis,
Typical use
Wood-ware, Musical instuments, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Tool handles (resilient woods), Turned goods, Wind instruments, Sculpture,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Black
Physical description
Crushing strength:58 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,90 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:130 (+/- 31) 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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Ebene D Afrique / African Ebony