Species: Acajou D Afriquev / African Mahogany


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Acajou D Afriquev / African Mahogany
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Acajou D Afrique, N'Dola, Kaju, N'Gollon, Acajou Bassam, Krala, African Mahogany, Takoradi Mahogany, Zamanguila, Ogwango, Munyama, Khaya mahogani, Acajou Blanc, Undia Nunu, Mangona, N'Dola, Ahafo, Caoba Del Galon, Eri Kire, Deke, Heavy African Mahogny,
Scientific name(s)
Khaya anthotheca, Khaya ivorensis, Khaya grandifoliola,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Sliced veneer, Ship building (planking and deck), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Light carpentry, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Open boats, Exterior joinery, Exterior panelling,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:Generated From Template
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,57 (+/- 0,08)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:Generated From Template
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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Acajou D Afriquev / African Mahogany