Species: Bosse


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Bosse
Species profile
Family:MELIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Pinkish Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:55 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,63 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:95 (+/- 14) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - 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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