Species: Bete


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Bete
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Koul, Bete, Mansonia, Guissepa, Aprono, Ofun,
Scientific name(s)
Mansonia altissima,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior panelling, Flooring, Exterior joinery, Shingles, Light carpentry, Resistant to one or several acids, Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Moulding, Turned goods, Rolling shutters, Ship building (planking and deck), Glued laminated,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:60 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,66 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:110 (+/- 10) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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