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Specie - Azobé

Azobé
Other names
aba (Nigeria), akoga, akogha, akoura (Gabon, Guinee), azobé (Ivory coast, France, Germany), Aya (Congo, Zaïre), bongossi, (Cameroon, Germany), bakundu (Cameroon), bonkolé (Congo), eba (Nigeria), ekki (Nigeria, Great-Brittan), endwi (Sierra Leone), esore (Ivory coast), hendui (Liberia, Sierra Leone), kaku (Ghana), okoga (Cameroon).
Botanic name
Lophira alata Banks ex Gaertn.f. (= L. procera A. Chev.).
Family
Ochnaceae.
Growth area
Tropical West Africa.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
(940-)1060 (-1100) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber 1100-1300 kg/m3.
Sustainability
Moulds - ground contact 1/2. Azobé is very durable (Class 1) in (fresh)water.
Illustration
©2001 Stichting Centrum Hout - Almere

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