Species: Ayous / Abachi / Wawa


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Ayous / Abachi / Wawa
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Xwetin, Ayus, Samba, Wawa, Obeche, M'Bado, Ayous, Eguess, Arere, Bado, Abachi,
Scientific name(s)
Triplochiton scleroxylon,
Typical use
Moulding, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Boxes and crates, Interior panelling, Blockboard, Matches, Pencils, Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Fiber or paticle boards, Sculpture, Sliced veneer,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:30 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,38 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:52 (+/- 9) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
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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Ayous / Abachi / Wawa