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TREE DATA: The trees are reported to be very tall and slim. They reach heights of 150 to 180 feet (45 to 55 m), with average trunk diameters of 36 to 60 inches (90 to 150 cm) above large buttresses. Boles are cylindrical, and the palmate leaves and winged fruits are said to resemble those of the North American maples and European sycamores.

REGION: Africa.

COUNTRY: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zaire.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The wood is pale straw, yellow-brown, creamy white, or pale yellow in color. Heartwood and sapwood are not clearly differentiated, and the latter is reported to be up to 6 inches (15 cm) wide.

COMMON USES: Boat building, Cabinetmaking, Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Fiberboard, Furniture components, Joinery, Marquetry, Particleboard, Furniture , Kitchen cabinets, Lifeboats, Living-room suites, Office furniture, Packing cases, Plywood, etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: The timber is reported to be highly stable after seasoning, and undergoes minimal dimensional changes in response to fluctuations in surrounding atmospheric conditions.

AYOUS

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

5100

7400

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

2570

3930

Psi

Stiffness

720

860

1000psi

Hardness

430

Lbs

Shearing strength

990

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.32

0.38

Weight

29

24

Lbs/cu.ft.

Density (Air-dry)

23

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

3

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

5

%

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