Species: Ovoga


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Ovoga
Species profile
Family:RHIZOPHORACEAE (anigosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Angale, Ovoga, Enoi, Ohele, Afo, Poga,
Scientific name(s)
Poga oleosa,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Moulding, Glued laminated, Interior joinery, Blockboard, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Sliced veneer, Light carpentry, Formwork, Fiber or paticle boards, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Pinkish White
Physical description
Crushing strength:38 (+/- 2) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,47 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:63 (+/- 6) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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