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Erythropleum suaveolens

Yellow or orangey brown heartwood with red shades that darken when exposed to light. Well demarcated sapwood; coarse 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: Sleepers, carpentry, flooring, hydraulic works

Marketing: Logs, sawnwood, joists, decking

Physical and mechanical properties: Hard, resistant and naturally durable wood 


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