Species: Sorro


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Sorro
Species profile
Family:MYRISTICACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Ossoko, Akurna, N'Suku, Sorro, Eboukzok,
Scientific name(s)
Scyphocephalium mannii, Scyphocephalium ochocoa (synonymous),
Typical use
Interior panelling, Interior joinery, Moulding, Wood frame house, Turned goods, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Blockboard, Sculpture, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:46 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,59 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:78 (+/- 11) MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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