Species: Eyoum / Omvong

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Eyoum / Omvong
Species profile
Local and common name(s)
Mfang, Penzi, Kofina, Gbelle-flu, Eyoum, Pau Veludo, Bongola, M'Fan, Afambeou, Ciania, Gia Kaba, Omvong, Ziba, Kasudu,
Scientific name(s)
Dialium bipidense, Dialium dinklagei, Dialium aubrevillei, Dialium pachyphyllum,
Typical use
Hydraulic works (fresh water), Wood frame house, Exterior panelling, Flooring, Vehicle or container flooring, Turned goods, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Exterior joinery, Sliced veneer, Industrial or heavy flooring, Sleepers,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straight to entangled
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:90 (+/- 18) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,94 (+/- 0,09)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:162 (+/- 24) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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