Species: Vene


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Vene
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Goni, Ven, Pau Sangue, Vene, Guenin,
Scientific name(s)
Pterocarpus erinaceus, Pterocarpus africanus (synonymous),
Typical use
Flooring, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Ship building (planking and deck), Sculpture, Stairs (inside), Heavy carpentry, Sliced veneer, Ship building (ribs), Turned goods, Seats, Interior joinery,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:76 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,89 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:130 (+/- 14) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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