Species: Angueuk


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Angueuk
Species profile
Family:OLACACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Angueuk, Sanu, Ekuso, Mobenge, Bwelabako, Kouero, Bodwe, Elede, Boleko,
Scientific name(s)
Ongokea gore,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Heavy carpentry, Industrial or heavy flooring, Turned goods, Interior joinery, Vehicle or container flooring, Sliced veneer,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:67 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,88 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:107 (+/- 21) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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