Species: Bilinga

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Species profile
Family:RUBIACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Engolo, Akondoc, Mokesse, Badi, Kusia, Opepe, Kilu, N'gulu-maza, Aloma, Linzi, Bilinga, Kilingi, Bonkngu, Bundui,
Scientific name(s)
Nauclea diderrichii, Sarcocephalus spp. (synonymous), Nauclea gilleti,
Typical use
Sleepers, Poles, Hydraulic works (seawater), Industrial or heavy flooring, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Sliced veneer, Exterior panelling, Interior panelling, Resistant to one or several acids, Heavy carpentry, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Vehicle or container flooring, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Ship building (planking and deck), Interior joinery, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Orange Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:63 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,76 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:95 (+/- 11) 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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