Species: Osanga


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Osanga
Species profile
Family:COMBRETACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Sikon, Osanga, Koframire,
Scientific name(s)
Pteleopsis hylodendron,
Typical use
Wood frame house, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Flooring, Stairs (inside), Exterior panelling, Interior joinery, Heavy carpentry, Sleepers, Exterior joinery, Poles, Vehicle or container flooring,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:70 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,80
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:110 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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