Species: Essia


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Essia
Species profile
Family:LECYTHIDACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Abing, Abin, Esia, Owewe, Bossoho, Abale, Minzu, Essia, Nossoba, Wulo,
Scientific name(s)
Petersianthus macrocarpus, Combretodendron macrocarpum (synonymous),
Typical use
Heavy carpentry, Sliced veneer, Vehicle or container flooring,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:57 (+/- 11) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,80 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:103 (+/- 19) MPa
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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