SPECIES OF LUMBER

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WENGE

    TRADE NAME WENGE   SCIENTIFIC NAME Millettia laurentii De Wild.   FAMILY Fabaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION Central Africa Camerron : AWOUNG Congo : WENGE Zaire : WENGE Mozambique : JAMBIRE Tanzania : MPANDE France, W. Germany, Great-Britain : WENGE, PANGA-PANGA * Corresponds to a close species : Millettia stuhlmanii, with different physical characteristics Pr. = REGUL. Ex. = LOW     SAPWOOD Clearly demarcated, whitish   HEARTWOOD […]

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TIAMA

  TRADE NAME TIAMA   SCIENTIFIC NAME Entandrophragma angolense C.D. C. E. congoense A. Chev.   FAMILY Meliaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa – East Africa Ivory Coast :TIAMA Ghana : EDINAM Nigeria : GEDU-NOHOR Equat. Guinea : DONGOMANGUILA Gabon : ABEUBEGNE Congo : KILUKA Angola : LIVUITE, ACUMINATA* Zaire : LIFAKI, VOVO Uganda : MUKUSU W. Germany : TIAMA-MAHAGONI, ACUMINATA Great-Britain : GEDU-NOHOR *E. congoense […]

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TALI

  TRADE NAME TALI (MISSANDA)   SCIENTIFIC NAME Erythrophleum ivorense A. Chev. Erythrophleum suaveolens Brenan   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa – East Africa* Ivory Coast : ALUI, TALI Senegal : TALI Sierra Leone : GOGBEI Guinea Bissau : MANCONE Ghana : POTRODOM Nigeria : ERUN, SASSWOOD Cameroon : ELONE Gabon : ELOUN Equat. Guinea : ELONDO Congo : N’ KASSA Zaire : KASSA […]

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SIPO

  TRADE NAME SIPO   SCIENTIFIC NAME Entandrophragma utile Sprague   FAMILY Meliaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa – East Africa Ivory Coast : SIPO Ghana, Nigeria : UTILE Cameroon : ASSENG-ASSIE Equat. Guinea : ABEBAY Gabon : ASSI Zaire : LIBOYOI Angola : KALUNGI Uganda : MUFUMBI Great Britain : UTILE W. Germany : SIPO-MAHAGONI Pr. = VERY IMP. (decreasing) Ex. = IMP., REGUL.   […]

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SAPELLI

  TRADE NAME SAPELLI   SCIENTIFIC NAME Entandrophragma cylindricum Sprague   FAMILY Meliaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa – East Africa Ivory Coast : ABOUDIKRO Ghana : PENKWA Nigeria : SAPELE Cameroon : ASSIE – SAPELLI Centrafrica : M’BOYO Zaire : LIFAKI Angola : UNDIANUNO Congo : UNDIANUNO Uganda : MUYOVU Great Britain : SAPELE W. Germany : SAPELLI – MAHAGONI Pr. = IMP. Ex. = […]

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PAOROSA

  TRADE NAME PAOROSA   SCIENTIFIC NAME Swartzia fistuloides Harms   FAMILY Caesalpiniceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa – East Africa Ivory Coast : BOTO Gabon : OKEN Centrafrica : N’GUESSA Congo : KISASAMBA Zaire : NSAKALA Mozambique : PAU FERRO Pr. = LIMITED Ex. = LOW     SAPWOOD Demarcated, yellowish white, sometimes very thick   HEARTWOOD Colour : Pink brown, striped with red brown […]

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PADOUK

  TRADE NAME PADOUK D’AFRIQUE   SCIENTIFIC NAME Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub P. osun Craib. P. tinctorius Welw.   FAMILY Fabaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION Central Africa Nigeria : OSUN Equat. Guinea : PALO ROJO Cameroon : MBEL Gabon : MBEL Congo : KISESE Zaire : N’GULA, MUKULA, MONGOLA Angola : TACULA Belgium :CORAIL W. Germany : PADAUK Great Britain : PADAUK, AFRICAN PADAUK, CAMWOOD, BARWOOD Netherlands : PADOEK Italy : […]

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OVANKOL

  TRADE NAME OVANKOL (AMAZAKOUE)   SCIENTIFIC NAME Guibourtia ehie J. Leonard   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Ivory Coast : AMAZAKOUE Ghana : HYEDUANINI, ANOKYE Gabon : OVENGKOL Equat. Guinea : PALISSANDRO U.S.A. : MOZAMBIQUE Pr. = OCC. Ex. = OCC.     SAPWOOD Greyish white, clearly demarcated, sometimes thick   HEARTWOOD Colour : Yellow brown to dark brown, with grey or dark […]

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OKOUME

  TRADE NAME OKOUME   SCIENTIFIC NAME Aucoumea klaineana Pierre   FAMILY Burseraceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION Central Africa Equat. Guinea : OKUME, N’GOUMI Gabon : OKOUME, ANGOUMA Congo : N’KUMI Great Britain : GABOON (OKAKA/AZOUGA = deep splines on logs) Pr. = REGUL., IMP. Ex. = VEDRY IMP.     SAPWOOD Demarcated, freyish white, narrow.   HEARTWOOD Colour : Salmon-pink to dark-pink, darkening on exposure Grain : Slightly interlocked […]

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OKAN

  TRADE NAME OKAN   SCIENTIFIC NAME Cylicodiscus gabunensis Harms   FAMILY Mimosaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Ivory Coast : BOUEMON Ghana : BENYA, ADADUA Nigeria : OKAN Cameroon : ADOUM, BOKOKA, AFRICAN GREENHEART Gabon : EDOUM, ODUMA Congo : N’ DUMA Pr. = NERL. (large possibilities) Ex. = OCC.     SAPWOOD Clearly demarcated, greyish pink, 5 cm   HEARTWOOD Colour : Yellow-brown to […]

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