Species: Sipo


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Sipo
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Kalungi, Assi, Abebay, Mufumbi, Sipo-mahogany, Asseng-assie, Sipo, Utile, Bokoi, Liboyo,
Scientific name(s)
Entandrophragma utile,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Open boats, Stairs (inside), Light carpentry, Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Moulding, Flooring, Rolling shutters, Glued laminated,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:56 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,62 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:91 (+/- 11) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 2-3 - Durable to moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
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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