Species: Congotali


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Congotali
Species profile
Family:SAPOTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Congotali, Kong-Afane,
Scientific name(s)
Letestua durissima,
Typical use
Hydraulic works (fresh water), Sleepers, Vehicle or container flooring, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Industrial or heavy flooring, Heavy carpentry,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:92 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):1,10 (+/- 0,02)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:190 (+/- 18)
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not permeable
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