Species: Padouk

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Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
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,
Commercial restriction:
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red
Physical description
Crushing strength:65 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,79 (+/- 0,09)
Static bending strength:116 (+/- 24) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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