Species: Abura


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Abura
Species profile
Family:RUBIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Elelon, Nzingu, Mvuku, Abura, Elolom, Bahia, Subaha, Oro, Mboi, Agbantin, Vuku, Elelom-N'Zam,
Scientific name(s)
Fleroya ledermannii, Fleroya stipulosa, Hellea ciliata (synonymous), Hellea stipulosa (synonymous), Maitragnya ciliata (synonymous), Mitragyna stipulosa (synonymous),
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Boxes and crates, Glued laminated, Wood-ware, Sliced veneer, Moulding, Interior joinery, Sculpture, Turned goods, Resistant to one or several acids,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:46 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,60 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:78 (+/- 16)
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated
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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