Species: Ozouga


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Ozouga
Species profile
Family:HUMIRIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Bedwa, Bodoua, Eloue, Akouapo, Essoua, Ozouga, Tala, Kpowuli, Bidou, Edoue, Niuka, Tougbi, Atala, Ugu,
Scientific name(s)
Sacoglottis gabonensis,
Typical use
Hydraulic works (fresh water), Industrial or heavy flooring, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Heavy carpentry, Flooring, Sleepers, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Wood frame house, Vehicle or container flooring, Poles,
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:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:84 (+/- 18) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,89 (+/- 0,02)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:138 (+/- 29) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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