Species: Inga

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Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Inga, Inga-Chi-Chi, Ingazeira, Kwari, Maporokon, Bois Pagode, Lebi Oueko, Aboonkini, Bunzquillo, Inga-Chi-Chica, Kurang, Kwariye, Yokar, Bougouni, Oueko, Prokonie, Guamo,
Scientific name(s)
Inga alba,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Interior joinery, Flooring, Glued laminated, Boxes and crates, Light carpentry, Wood frame house, Formwork,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Pinkish Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,66 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:85 MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or not permeable
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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