Species: Longhi


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Longhi
Species profile
Family:SAPOTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Abam, Aktio, Aningueri Rouge, Akasa, Osan, Longhi, Anandio, M'bebame, Ekpiro, Bopambu,
Scientific name(s)
Gambeya spp., Chrysophyllum spp. (synonymous),
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Flooring, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Glued laminated, Stairs (inside), Sculpture, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Turned goods, Wood-ware, Wood frame house, Light carpentry, Seats,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:67 (+/- 11) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,75 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:122 (+/- 21) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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