Species: Eyong

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Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Bongele, Kuil, N' Chong, Ohaa, N' Zong, Bongo, Yellow Sterculia, Eyong, Bi, Okoko, White Sterculia,
Scientific name(s)
Eribroma oblonga, Sterculia oblonga,
Typical use
Veneer for back or face of plywood, Formwork, Interior joinery, Flooring, Sliced veneer, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:56 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,74 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:100 (+/- 15) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or 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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