Species: Kondroti


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Kondroti
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:35 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,46 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:58 (+/- 8) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily permeable
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