Species: Safukala

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Species profile
Family:Generated From Template
Local and common name(s)
Safoukala, Mouganga, N' Safu-Nkala, Safucala, Mouquenqueri,
Scientific name(s)
Dacryodes pubescens, Dacryodes heterotricha, Pachylobus pubescens (synonymous),
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Interior joinery, Boxes and crates, Wood frame house, Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Formwork, Interior panelling, Light carpentry, Flooring,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:62 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,68 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:112 (+/- 16) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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