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Niangon
Niangon

TREE DATA: The tree is reported to often develop stilted roots in swampy areas. It is usually buttressed, and reaches a height of 100 to 130 feet (30 to 40 m), with a trunk diameter of 24 to 36 inches (60 to 90 cm) above buttresses. Boles are usually straight and clear of branches to about 65 feet (20 m), but are sometimes irregular.

REGION: Africa.

COYNTRY: Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is whitish in color, is up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide, and is not always distinct from the heartwood.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood is initially pale pink pale reddish brown. The color darkens with age.

COMMON USES: Boat building, Decorative veneer, Furniture , Furniture components, General carpentry, Greenhouses, Joinery, Plywood, Shipbuilding, Veneer.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: The timber is reported to have medium dimensional stability. Movement after manufacture is reported to be moderate.

WEATHERING: The timber has been recommended for use in exposed conditions such as, external doors, frames, and greenhouses.

NIANGON

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

9690

12350

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

5088

7200

Psi

Impact Strength

28

32

Inches

Stiffness

1305

1477

1000psi

Hardness

1100

Lbs

Shearing strength

1619

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.54

0.56

Weight

51

39

Lbs/cu.ft.

Density (Air-dry)

39

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

4

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

10

%

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