Species: Kanda

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Species profile
Family:LAURACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Kanda, Nkonengu, Mfimbo, Bitehi, Bonzale,
Scientific name(s)
Beilschmiedia spp.,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Stairs (inside), Glued laminated, Current furniture or furniture components, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Turned goods, Interior panelling, Wood frame house, Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Vehicle or container flooring, Light carpentry, Exterior joinery, Seats, Ship building (planking and deck), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Exterior panelling, Sliced veneer,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:55 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,70 (+/- 0,05)
Static bending strength:105 (+/- 16) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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