Species: Zingana / Zebrano

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Zingana / Zebrano
Species profile
The wood is yellow brown tio light brown, with dark brown veins. Sometimes highly interlocked grain.

Family:Generated From Template
Local and common name(s)
Zebrano, Zingana, Zebrawood, Allen Ele,
Scientific name(s)
Microberlinia brazzavillensis, Microberlinia bisulcata,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Current furniture or furniture components, Turned goods, Tool handles (resilient woods), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior panelling, Wood-ware, Wood frame house,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:62 (+/- 11) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,79 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:110 (+/- 37) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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