Species: Essessang


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Essessang
Species profile
Family:EUPHORBIACECA (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Ezezang, Eho, Wama, Erimado, Sanga-Sanga, Esesang, Nsezang,
Scientific name(s)
Ricinodendron heudelotii,
Typical use
Moulding, Current furniture or furniture components, Model building, Sculpture, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Insulation, Floats,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked but not frequent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:20 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,26
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:31 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].

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