Species: Bubinga


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Bubinga
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:Africa
Local and common name(s)
Bubinga, Lianu, Kevazingo, Waka, Essingang, Ebana, Oveng, Akume,
Scientific name(s)
Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, Guibourtia tessmannii,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior panelling, Stairs (inside), Current furniture or furniture components, Seats, Sleepers, Vehicle or container flooring, Sliced veneer, Flooring, Turned goods, Interior joinery, Exterior joinery, Heavy carpentry,
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:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:76 (+/- 10) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,92 (+/- 0,12)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:137 (+/- 38) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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