Species: Nieuk


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Nieuk
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Eyek, Mouali, Eyegh, Angocon, Moulala, Enoumnoume, Tfouma,
Scientific name(s)
Fillaeopsis discophora,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Formwork, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Pinkish Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:45 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,58 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:79 (+/- 16) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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