Species: Bosse

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Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Local and common name(s)
Ebangbemwa, Bosse, Ossoung, Kwabohoro, Obobo Nekwi, N' Zombou, Diambi, Scented Guarea, Nindikat, Mutigbanaye, Guarea, Bolon, Obobo Nofua, Bosasa, Black Guarea,
Scientific name(s)
Guarea cedrata, Guarea thompsonii, Guarea laurentii,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Ship building (planking and deck), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Cigar boxes, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Flooring, Interior joinery, Exterior panelling, Sliced veneer, Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for interior of plywood, Rolling shutters, Light carpentry,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Pinkish Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:55 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,63 (+/- 0,03)
Static bending strength:95 (+/- 14) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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