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Afrormosia (Assamela)


Pericopsis élata

Yellow brown heartwood going towards dark brown after exposure. Light and well-defined sapwood; fine texture.

  • Resistance to fungi poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to dry wood insect borers poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to termites poor weak medium good
  • Impregnability poor weak medium good
  • Stability poor weak medium good


Origin: Cameroon

Possible end-uses: Flooring, veneer, furniture, joinery

Marketing: Sawnwood CITES species

Physical and mechanical properties: the wood is hard and elastic with excellent shock-resistance. The texture is fine and the wood is naturally durable


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