Species: Manil


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Manil
Species profile
Family:CLUSIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Azufre, Anani, Mani, Machare, Puenga, Manni, Manil Marecage, Brea-Caspi, Mataki, Peramancillo, Brea Amarilla, Canadi, Zaputi, Manil, Mangue, Paraman, Boarwood,
Scientific name(s)
Symphonia globulifera, Symphonia gabonensis,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Flooring, Heavy carpentry, Cooperage, Sliced veneer, Wood-ware, Pulp, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Boxes and crates, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Wood frame house, Moulding,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:58 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,71 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:104 (+/- 10) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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