Species: Ozouga

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Species profile
Family:HUMIRIACEAE (angiosperm)
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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
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
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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