Species: Tiama


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Tiama
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Acuminata, Abeba, Tiama, Edinam, Gedu Nohor, Kanga, Vovo, Tiama Mahogani, Livuite, Kilula, Abeubegne, Dongomanguila, Mukusu, Lifaki,
Scientific name(s)
Entandrophragma angolense, Entandrophragma congoense, Entandrophragma excelsum,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Exterior panelling, Stairs (inside), Ship building (planking and deck), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Light carpentry,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:47 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,55 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:80 (+/- 12) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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