Species: Tchitola


« Back to species

Tchitola
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:58 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,64 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:88 (+/- 13) MPa
Durability
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
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

Links
Disclaimer:
This website is monitored and updated by FSC Denmark. The information displayed is based on the best accessible data and FSC Denmark strives to ensure that all information is correct. FSC Denmark cannot be held responsible for any consequences, such as product failure or other damage arising from the use of information from this website. If any errors or inaccuracies are detected, please contact the web editors through E-mail: