Species: Afrormosia

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Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Obang, Assamela, Kokrudua, Bohala, Mohole, Afrormosia, Bohele, Ole, Oleo Pardo,
Scientific name(s)
Pericopsis elata, Afrormosia elata (synonymous),
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Flooring, Turned goods, Exterior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Stairs (inside), Ship building (planking and deck), Exterior joinery,
Commercial restriction:CITES category 2
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:64 (+/- 2) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,74 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:93 (+/- 22) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1-2 - Very durable to 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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