Species: Ossabel

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Species profile
Family:BURSERACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Koma, Ossabel,
Scientific name(s)
Dacryodes normandii,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Formwork, Interior panelling, Blockboard, Light carpentry, Wood frame house, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Boxes and crates, Fiber or paticle boards, Glued laminated, Seats,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:48 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,59 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:87 (+/- 9) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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