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Distemonanthus Benthamianus

Lemon yellow to yellowish brown wood with clearly demarcated sapwood, fine texture and slightly interlocked grain.

  • 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 and Cameroon

Possible end-uses: interior and exterior joinery, stairs, flooring, cabinet-making

Marketing: Sawnwood

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


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