Species: Osanga

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Species profile
Family:COMBRETACEAE (angiosperm)
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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
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
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
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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