Species: Tola


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Tola
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Tola Branca, N' Tola, Tola Blanc, Emolo, Agba, Sinedon,
Scientific name(s)
Gossweilerodendron balsamiferum,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Light carpentry, Glued laminated, Exterior joinery, Rolling shutters, Shingles, Interior joinery, Formwork, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Blockboard, Boxes and crates, Moulding, Current furniture or furniture components, Ship building (planking and deck), Interior panelling, Exterior panelling, Wood frame house,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:40 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,52 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:74 (+/- 15) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 2-3 - Durable to moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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