Species: Koto

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Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
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
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
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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