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Piptadeniastrum africanum

Light brown wood going towards dark brown on exposure, with a particular odour when green.

  • 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: Gabon, Cameroon

Possible end-uses: sliced veneers, heavy carpentry, flooring, exterior panelling

Marketing: Logs and sawnwood

Physical and mechanical properties: the wood is moderately hard, very nervous, with excellent shock-resistance.


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