Species: Landa

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Species profile
Family:ERYTHROXYLACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Landa, Dabe, Nkanza, Lukienzo, Bimini,
Scientific name(s)
Erythroxylum mannii,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Sliced veneer, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Ship building (planking and deck), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Exterior panelling, Stairs (inside), Vehicle or container flooring, Seats, Wood frame house, Veneer for interior of plywood,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:53 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,66 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:91 (+/- 8) MPa
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly 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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