Species: Eyong


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Eyong
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
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
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or 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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