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Specie - Abachi / Ayous

Abachi / Ayous
Other names
ayous, ayus (Cameroon, Guinee), obeche, arere (Nigeria), sam, samba (Ivory coast), wawa (Ghana), m'bado (Central-African Republic).
Botanic name
Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum.
Family
Sterculiaceae
Growth area
Tropical West Africa and from Guinee till Cameroon. Main production countries: Cameroon, Nigeria, Yvory Coast and Ghana.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
(370-)390 (-450) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber ca. 560 kg/m3 .
Sustainability
Moulds 5. Lyctus G. Termites G.
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