Species: Fromager


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Fromager
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Adjolohutin, Bouma, Fuma, Fromager, Ceiba, Ghe, Okha, Ngwe, Hutin, Doum, Enia, Odouma, Onyina, Araba, Gila, Banda, Kakantrie, Silk Cotton-Tree,
Scientific name(s)
Ceiba pentadra, Ceiba thonningii (synonymous),
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Current furniture or furniture components, Boxes and crates, Moulding, Insulation,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:22 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,32 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:36 (+/- 8)
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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