Species: Gheombi


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Gheombi
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Lumbandjii, Ngom, Gheombi,
Scientific name(s)
Sindoropsis letestui, Copaifera letestui (synonymous),
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Light carpentry, Interior joinery, Sliced veneer, Formwork, Exterior joinery, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Wood frame house, Current furniture or furniture components, Flooring, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Pinkish Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:61 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,72 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:115 (+/- 2) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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