Species: Safukala


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Safukala
Species profile
Family:Generated From Template
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
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
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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