SPECIES OF LUMBER

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BOSSE

  TRADE NAME BOSSE   SCIENTIFIC NAME Light Bosse Guarea cedrate Pellegr. Guarea laurentii De Wild. Dark Bosse Guarea thompsonii Sprague   FAMILY Meliaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa G. Cedrata Ivory Coast : BOSSE Ghana : KWABOHORO Nigeria : OBOBO NOFUA Kenya : – Zaire : BOSASA W. Germany : BOSSE Great Britain : SCENTED GUAREA G. Thompsonii Ivory Coast : MUTIGBANAYE Ghana : – […]

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BILINGA

  TRADE NAME BILINGA   SCIENTIFIC NAME Nauclea diderrichii Merill (= Sarcocephalus trillesii Pierre)   FAMILY Rubiaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Sierra Leone : BUNDUI Ivory Coast : BADI Ghana : KUSIA Nigeria : OPEPE Cameroon : AKONDOC Equat. Guinea : ALOMA Gabon : BILINGA Congo-Zaire : N’GULU-MAZA Uganda : KILINGI Angola : ENGOLO Great Britain : OPEPE Pr. = Rather low Ex. = Promotion […]

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BELI

  TRADE NAME BELI (AWOURA )   SCIENTIFIC NAME Paraberlinia bifoliolata Pellegr. (= Julbernardia pellegriniana Troupin)   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION Central Africa Cameroon : EKOP-BELI Gabon : AWOURA Pr. = NEGL. Ex. = NEGL.     SAPWOOD Clearly demarcated   HEARTWOOD Colour : Brown with yellowish veins Grain : Slightly/occasionally interlocked Texture : Medium Silver figure : –     TECHNOLOGICAL PROPERTIES Green weight (kg/m3) = 1000 Specific […]

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AZOBE

  TRADE NAME AZOBE (BONGOSSI)   SCIENTIFIC NAME Lophira alata Banks ex Gaertn. f. (= Lophira procera A. chev.)   FAMILY Ochnaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Ivory Coast : AZOBE Sierra Leone : HENDUI Ghana : KAKU Nigeria : EKKI, EBA Cameroon : BONGOSSI Gabon : AKOGA Congo : BONKOLE Equat. Guinea : AKOGA W. Germany : BONKOLE, BONGOSSI Great Britain : EKKI Pr. = REGUL. […]

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ANDOUNG

  TRADE NAME ANDOUNG   SCIENTIFIC NAME Monopetalanthus coriaceus Morel. M. durandii F. Halle & Normand M. letestui Pellegr. M. heitzii M. hedinii Pellegr.   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION Central Africa. Cameroon : EKOP-MAYO ; ZOELE Equat. Guinea : ANDJUNG ; EKOP Gabon : ANDOUNG ; N’DOUMA France : N’DOUMA Pr. = OCC. Ex. = Low, OCC.     SAPWOOD Not clearly demarcated   HEARTWOOD Colour : Light […]

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ACAJOU

  TRADE NAME ACAJOU D’AFRIQUE   SCIENTIFIC NAME Khaya Iivorensis A. Chev. (= K. klainei Pierre) Khaya Anthotheca C. DC Haya Grandifoliola C. DC   FAMILY Meliaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION K. Ivorensis : West Africa – Central Africa K. Anthotheca K. Grandifoliola from West Africa to East Africa K. Ivorensis Ivory Coast : ACAJOU BASSAM Ghana : TAKORADI MAHOGANY Nigeria : OGWANGO Cameroon : N’GOLLON Equat. Guinea : CAOBA […]

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AGBA

  TRADE NAME AGBA (TOLA)   SCIENTIFIC NAME Gosweilerodendron balsamiferum Harms   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa and Central Africa Nigeria : AGBA Cameroon : SINEDON Gabon : EMOLO Congo : TOLA, TOLA BLANC Zaire : NTOLA Angola : TOLA BRANCA W. Germany : AGBA, TOLA BRANCA Great-Britain : AGBA Pr. = REGUL. Ex. = REGUL. (increasing)     SAPWOOD Not clearly demarcated, whitish, 10cm, gummy   […]

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