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Specie - Afrormosia

Afrormosia
Other names
Kokrodua, afrormosia (France, Great-Brittan), obang (Cameroon, Central African Republic), mohole, kokrodua (Ghana), asamela (Ivory coast), olé, bohele, moholé, wahala (Zaïre).
Botanic name
Pericopsis elata (Harms) Meeuwen (= Afrormosia elata Harms).
Family
Leguminosae (Papilionaceae).
Growth area
West Africa, mainly Ghana, Yvory Coast, Congo and Zaire.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
(640-)700 (-800) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber 1050-1200 kg/m3.
Sustainability
Moulds 1-2. Termites D. Navy borers M.
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