Species: Gombe


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Gombe
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Ekop-Gombe, Broutou, Bondu, Gombe, Angok, Timba,
Scientific name(s)
Didelotia africana, Didelotia idae, Didelotia letouzeyi, Didelotia brevipaniculata,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Boxes and crates, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Light carpentry, Vehicle or container flooring, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Formwork, Interior joinery, Exterior joinery, Seats, Wood frame house,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Orange Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,64 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:90 (+/- 12) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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