Species: Niangon

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Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Niangon, Whismore, Ogoue, Nyankom, Yami,
Scientific name(s)
Tarrietia densiflora, Heritiera densiflora (synonymous), Tarrietia utilis, Heritiera utilis (synonymous),
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Shingles, Ship building (planking and deck), Resistant to one or several acids, Exterior panelling, Interior panelling, Sliced veneer, Stairs (inside), Moulding, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Light carpentry,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:55 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,70 (+/- 0,08)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:103 (+/- 14) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood 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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