Species: Izombe


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Izombe
Species profile
Family:OCHNACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Rone, Ake, Izombe, N'Gwaki, Akewe, N' Komi,
Scientific name(s)
Testulea gabonensis,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior panelling, Ship building (planking and deck), Flooring, Stairs (inside), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Sculpture, Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Ship building (ribs), Exterior joinery, Vehicle or container flooring, Turned goods, Moulding,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:61 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,72 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:100 (+/- 18) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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