Species: Pao Rosa


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Pao Rosa
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Nom Nsas, Boto, Pau Ferro, N' Guessa, Kisasamba, Oken, Udoghogho, Nsakala,
Scientific name(s)
Bobgunnia fistuloides, Swartzia fistuloides (synonymous),
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Sculpture, Turned goods, Cooperage, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Resistant to one or several acids, Tool handles (resilient woods), Percussion instruments,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Light Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:90 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):1,02 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:149 (+/- 13) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 1 - Very 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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Pao Rosa