Species: Kondroti

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Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Kpatin Dehun, N' Demo, Alone, Bombax, Mungusa, Mfume, Ovong, Kondroti, Ogumalanga, Meguza, Awori, East African Bombax,
Scientific name(s)
Rhodognaphalon brevicuspe, Bombax brevicuspe (synonymous), Rhodognaphalon schumannianum,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Interior joinery, Moulding, Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Fiber or paticle boards, Interior panelling, Boxes and crates, Turned goods,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:35 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,46 (+/- 0,03)
Static bending strength:58 (+/- 8) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily permeable
Comparable species
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