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Specie - Bossé

Bossé
Other names
1. ebangbemva (Cameroon), kwabohoro (Ghana), bossé (Ivory coast), bosasa (Congo, Zaïre), obobo, obobonufua (Nigeria), guarea, scented guarea, white guarea (Great-Brittan), bosse, bossé clair (France). 2. mutigbanaye (Ivory coast), diambi (Congo, Zaïre, Germany), obobonekwi (Nigeria), black guarea (Great-Brittan), bossé foncé (France).
Botanic name
1. Guarea cedrata (A. Chev.) Pellegr., G. laurentii De Wild. 2. Guarea thompsonii Sprague et Hutchinson.
Family
Meliaceae
Growth area
Tropical West Africa, mainly Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Nigeria, Zaire.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
1. (550-)570- 580(-650) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber 850-950 kg/m3. 2. (600-)700(-850) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber 950-1000 kg/ m3.
Sustainability
Moulds 2v (G. cedrata). Moulds 2 (G. thompsonii). Termites G.
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