Species: Awoura / Beli


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Awoura / Beli
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Ekop-Beli, Beli, Zebrali, Awoura,
Scientific name(s)
Julbernardia pellegriniana, Paraberlinia bifoliolata (synonymous),
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Heavy carpentry, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Vehicle or container flooring, Sliced veneer, Wood frame house, Interior joinery, Flooring, Stairs (inside),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:68 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,77 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:128 (+/- 15) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
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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Awoura / Beli