Species: Avodire


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Avodire
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Asama, Apapaya, Blima-Pu, Lusamba, Avodire, Apaya, M'Fube,
Scientific name(s)
Turraeanthus africanus,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Moulding, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Musical instuments,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:52 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,58 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:94 (+/- 15) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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