Species: Aiele

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Species profile
Family:BURSERACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
M'Bili, Abeul, Bediwunua, Abe, Mwafu, Bidikala, Billi, Abel, Aiele, Ovili, Eyere, Elemi, Gberi, M'Bidikala, Canarium,
Scientific name(s)
Canarium schweinfurthii,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Formwork, Interior joinery, Sliced veneer, Blockboard, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Pinkish Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:36 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,49 (+/- 0,09)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:59 (+/- 9) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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