Species: Okoume

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Species profile
Family:BURSERACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Mfumu, Angouma, N' Goumi, Gaboon, N' Kumi, Okoume, Okume,
Scientific name(s)
Aucoumea klaineana,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Sliced veneer, Formwork, Moulding, Interior panelling, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Blockboard, Boxes and crates, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components,
Commercial restriction:
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:36 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,44 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:62 (+/- 11) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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