Species: Manil Montagne

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Manil Montagne
Species profile
The wood is light yellow to yellow brown, slightly veined. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight and the texture is medium. The grain is sometimes wavy in the periphery of logs. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.90 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is normal and slicing is reported to be good. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is correct. It dries slowly. Drying requires care (air drying under cover and end-coating). Drying defects mainly with backsawn. It is moderately stable.

Manil Montagne is very durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).

Manil Montagne can be used for several applications:
• interior: e.g. furniture, industrial or heavy flooring, sliced veneer
• exterior: e.g. panelling, bridges, joinery, sleepers, heavy carpentry

• CIRAD Forestry Department

Family:CLUSIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Anani Da Terra Firme, Coronobo, Moronobo, Manil Peou, Manniballi, Bacuri De Anta, Morombo-Rai, Manil Montagne, Parcouri-manil, Matakkie,
Scientific name(s)
Moronobea coccinea,
Typical use
Heavy carpentry, Exterior joinery, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Sleepers, Sliced veneer, Industrial or heavy flooring, Exterior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:68 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,90 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:143 (+/- 15) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
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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