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Specie - 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.).
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.
Moulds - ground contact 1/2. Azobé is very durable (Class 1) in (fresh)water.
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