Species: Gommier


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Gommier
Species profile
Family:BURSERACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Gommier, Gommier De Montagne, Copal, Gommier Blanc, Anime, Tabonuco,
Scientific name(s)
Dacryodes excelsa, Dacryodes occidentalis, Dacryodes olivifera, Dacryodes peruviana,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Open boats, Shingles, Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked but not frequent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Pinkish White
Physical description
Crushing strength:51 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,61 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:92 (+/- 11) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not 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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