Species: Akossika

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Species profile
Family:ACHARIACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Ngobisolo, Bilogh-Bi-Nkele, Kruku, Odoko, Akossika, Koroko, Korokon, Kelembicho,
Scientific name(s)
Scottellia klaineana, Scottellia chevalieri (synonymous), Scottellia coriacea (synonymous), Scottellia kamerunensis (synonymous), Scottellia minfiensis (synonymous),
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Wood-ware, Glued laminated, Turned goods, Sliced veneer, Stairs (inside), Interior joinery, Moulding, Light carpentry, Flooring, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Cabinetwork (high class furniture),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:56 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,66 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:94 (+/- 12) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
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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