Species: Amouk


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Amouk
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Amouk, Enouk, Aboranzork, Enuk,
Scientific name(s)
Detarium macrocarpum,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior panelling, Wood-ware, Turned goods, Interior joinery, Flooring, Stairs (inside), Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:55 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,66 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:99 (+/- 16) MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
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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