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TREE DATA: The tree attains a height of 150 to 200 feet (45 to 60 m), with a trunk diameter of 30 to 72 inches (80 to180 cm). Boles are often straight, of good form, and are free of branches to about 100 feet (30 m).

REGION: Africa.

COUNTRY: Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zaire.

SAPWOOD COLOR: The sapwood is light brown in color, and is well demarcated from the heartwood. It is reported to be up to 2 inches (0.50 cm) wide.

HEARTWOOD COLOR: The heartwood matures from pink-brown to deep red-brown or purple-brown in color.

COMMON USES: Boat building, Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Furniture , Joinery, Paneling , Stairworks, Turnery, Kitchen cabinets, Office furniture, Plywood, Stair rails, Veneer, etc.

MOVEMENT IN SERVICE: The timber is reported to have moderate dimensional stability after seasoning, and tends to show medium movement in use.

SIPO

GREEN

DRY

UNIT

Bending Strength

11100

15270

Psi

Max. Crushing Strength

5430

7772

Psi

Impact Strength

29

25

Inches

Stiffness

1440

1584

1000psi

Hardness

1260

Lbs

Shearing strength

2450

Psi

Specific Gravity

0.53

0.66

Weight

52

40

Lbs/cu.ft.

Density (Air-dry)

41

Lbs/cu.ft.

Radial Shrinkage (G-->OD)

5

%

Tangential Shrinkage (G-->OD)

6

%

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