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Specie - Bubinga

Bubinga
Other names
1. bubinga, essingang, okweni (Cameroon). 2. kevazingo, ovang, buvenga (Gabon), waka (Zaïre).
Botanic name
1. Guibourtia demeusei (Harms) J. Leonard. 2. Guibourtia tessmannii (Harms) J. Leonard.
Family
Leguminosae (Caesalpiniaceae).
Growth area
West Africa, Nigeria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Gabon, Congo, Zaïre.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
(700-)830 (-960) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber 900-1100 kg/m3.
Sustainability
Moulds 2. Termites D. Bubinga is moderate resistant against infestation by pile maggot.
Illustration
©2001 Stichting Centrum Hout - Almere

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