Species: Ovengkol


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Ovengkol
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Mbagna, Anokye, Hyeduanini, Palissandro, Kaluk Afuon, Amazakoue, Hyedua, Ovangkol, Guibourtia, Mozambique,
Scientific name(s)
Guibourtia ehie,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Musical instuments, Exterior joinery, Stairs (inside), Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Turned goods, Flooring, Exterior panelling, Resistant to one or several acids,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:69 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,82 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:127 (+/- 16) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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