Species: Tchitola

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Species profile
Local and common name(s)
Tola Chinfuta, Kitola, Emola, Lolagbola, Tshobudimbu, Nom Sinedon, Tchitola, M' Babou, Akwakwa,
Scientific name(s)
Oxystigma oxyphyllum, Pterygopodium oxyphyllum (synonymous), Oxystigma mannii,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Boxes and crates, Glued laminated, Shingles, Formwork, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Exterior joinery, Exterior panelling, Sliced veneer, Light carpentry, Wood frame house, Fiber or paticle boards,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:58 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,64 (+/- 0,03)
Static bending strength:88 (+/- 13) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or 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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