Species: Ayous / Abachi / Wawa

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Ayous / Abachi / Wawa
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
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
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
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