Niangon

Other names
Yawi (Sierra Leone), de-orh, whismore (Liberia), niangon (Ivory Coast). 1. nyankom (Ghana, Ivory Coast). 2. ogoué (Gabon, Cameroon).
Botanic name
1. Heritiera utilis (Sprague) Sprague (= Tarrietia utilis Sprague). 2. Heritiera densiflora (Pellegr.) Kosterm. (= Tarrietia densiflora (Pellegr.) Aubr. & Norm.).
Family
Sterculiaceae.
Growth area
West-Africa. 1. Ghana, Ivory Coast. 2. Gabon, Cameroon.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
(680)-710- (720) kg/m3 1. 510-800 kg/m3 at 12% MC, green timber 900-1000 kg/m3. 2. 730-800 kg/m3 at 12% MC, green timber 900-1100 kg/m3.
Sustainability
Moulds 3. Termites M.
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