Species: Olon

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Species profile
Family:RUTACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Bongo, Olon, Kamasumu, M'Banza, Olong,
Scientific name(s)
Fagara heitzii,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Moulding, Interior joinery, Boxes and crates, Blockboard, Light carpentry, Glued laminated, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Formwork, Fiber or paticle boards, Wood frame house, Sliced veneer,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:44 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,52 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:72 (+/- 13) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 2-3 - Poorly to moderately 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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