Species: Kotibe

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Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Kissinhungo, Ovoui, Aborbora, Otutu, Kondofindo, Ovoe, Kotibe, Danta, Naouya,
Scientific name(s)
Nesogordonia papaverifera, Cistanthera papaverifera (synonymous), Nesogordonia fouassieri,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Stairs (inside), Turned goods, Tool handles (resilient woods), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Veneer for interior of plywood, Vehicle or container flooring, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Sculpture, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:67 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,76 (+/- 0,6)
Static bending strength:120 (+/- 20) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or not 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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