Species: Ako

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Species profile
Family:MORACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:More than one continent
Local and common name(s)
Sansama, Diolosso, Akede, Andoum, Kyenkyen, Oro, Mumaka, Bonkongo, Mkuzu, Antiaris, Guxotin, Nioumbou, Ako, Chenchen, Ogiovu, Kirundu, N'Dombou, Bonkonko, Mlulu,
Scientific name(s)
Antiaris toxicaria,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Wood-ware, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Boxes and crates, Moulding, Interior panelling, Fiber or paticle boards, Rolling shutters,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:36 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,47 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:58 (+/- 6) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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