Species: Padouk


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Padouk
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Tacula, Kisese, Palo Rojo, Padouk, Mukula, Padauk, PADUK, African Padauk, Camwood, Mbel, Osun, Mongola, N' Gula, Corail, Padoek, Barwood,
Scientific name(s)
Pterocarpus soyauxii, Pterocarpus osun,
Typical use
Hydraulic works (seawater), Flooring, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Vehicle or container flooring, Ship building (ribs), Turned goods, Exterior joinery, Interior joinery, Industrial or heavy flooring, Sliced veneer, Sleepers, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Heavy carpentry, Ship building (planking and deck), Seats, Stairs (inside), Sculpture,
Risk
Commercial restriction:
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:65 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,79 (+/- 0,09)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:116 (+/- 24) MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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