Species: Olon


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Olon
Species profile
Family:RUTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
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
Durability
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
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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