Species: Koto


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Koto
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Ofete, Koto, Awari, Kefe, Kakende, Anatolia, Pterygota, Efok Ayus, Ake, Kyere, Poroposo, Ikame, African Pterygota,
Scientific name(s)
Pterygota bequaertii, Pterygota macrocarpa,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Blockboard, Wood frame house, Light carpentry, Seats, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior panelling, Moulding, Fiber or paticle boards, Glued laminated, Wood-ware, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,59 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:96 (+/- 16) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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