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Pterocarpus soyauxii

The wood has bright red colour, which rapidly turns purplish brown when exposed to light. Slightly interlocked grain. 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, Congo and Gabon

Possible end-uses: flooring, heavy carpentry, decking, exterior panelling.

Marketing: Sawnwood and Joists

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


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