Species: Lati

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Species profile
The heartwood is cream white to yellow brown. The presence of parenchyma bands regularly spaced gives an aesthetic aspect to sawnwoods. It does not have clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.82 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is normal; peeling is not recommended or without interest and slicing is reported to be good. Sawing may require power. Hardness varies from fairly hard to hard. Grain tearing in machining. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is correct. It dries slowly. Initial surface drying prior to kiln drying is recommended.

Lati is moderately durable to durable to fungi and is susceptible to dry wood borers; sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all thewood). Prone to blue stain.

Lati can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. flooring, panelling, sliced veneer, furniture, boxes and crates, joinery, moulding
• exterior: e.g. wood frame house

Aspect quite similar to Eyong (Eribroma oblonga).

• CIRAD Forestry Department

Local and common name(s)
Edjin, Muizi, Edzui, Bokanga, Edzil, Lati, Yaya,
Scientific name(s)
Amphimas ferrugineus, Amphimas pterocarpoides,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Moulding, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Wood frame house, Boxes and crates,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:73 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,82 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:128 (+/- 8) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 4 - 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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