Species: Okoume


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Okoume
Species profile
Family:BURSERACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
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:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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