Species: Ekki / Azobé


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Ekki / Azobé
Species profile
Family:OCHNACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Kofyo, Bongossi, Ekki, Bonkole, Akoga, Hendui, Azobe, Eki, Kaku, Eba,
Scientific name(s)
Lophira alata, Lophira procera (synonymous),
Typical use
Hydraulic works (fresh water), Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Vehicle or container flooring, Heavy carpentry, Wood frame house, Poles, Resistant to one or several acids, Sleepers, Industrial or heavy flooring, Stairs (inside), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Cooperage, Stakes, Hydraulic works (seawater),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Dark Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:96 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):1,06 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:162 (+/- 21) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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Ekki / Azobé