• Ovangkol

    Appellation : MBAGNA
    Famille : CAESALPINIOIDEAE
    Noms scientifiques : GUIBOURTIA EHIE
    Provenance : AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST – AFRIQUE CENTRALE

    DESCRIPTION DU BOIS

    Couleur référence : brun jaune
    Aubier : bien distinct
    Grain : fin
    Fil : contre-fil
    Contre-fil : léger

    Bois brun jaune à brun foncé, nuancé de veines grises à noirâtres et de reflets cuivrés. Aspect moiré sur quartier. Dépôts blancs.

    Ovangkol

    1.001.10
  • Olon

    Appellation : BONGO
    Famille : RUTACAEA
    Noms scientifiques : FAGARA HEITZII
    Provenance : AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST – AFRIQUE CENTRALE

    DESCRIPTION DU BOIS

    Couleur référence : jaune clair
    Aubier : peu distinct
    Grain : moyen
    Fil : droit ou contre-fil
    Contre-fil : léger

    Bois parfait jaune clair à jaune verdâtre. Aspect lustré. Légèrement rubané sur quartier.

    Olon

    1.001.10
  • Niove

    Appellation: M’BONDA – M’BOUN
    Family: MYRISTICACEAE
    Scientific names: STAUDTIA KAMERUNENSIS
    Origin: CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: red brown
    Sapwood: very distinct
    Grain: fine Grain
    : straight
    Counter-grain: absent

    Perfect wood brown yellow orange to reddish brown veined dark. Occasionally oily surface. Wire sometimes wavy.

    Niove

    1.001.10
  • Moabi

    Name: AYAP – ADJAP
    Family: SAPOTACEAE
    Scientific names: BAILLONELLA TOXISPERMA – MIMUSOPS DJAVE
    Origin: CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: red brown
    Sapwood: very distinct
    Grain: fine Grain
    : straight or counter-grain
    Counter-grain: light

    Wood pinkish brown to red brown more or less dark and finely veined. Satin aspect on quarter.

    Moabi

    1.001.10
  • Limba

    Appellations : FRAKÉ
    Famille : COMBRETACEAE
    Noms scientifiques : TERMINALIA SUPERBA
    Provenance : AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST – AFRIQUE CENTRALE

    DESCRIPTION DU BOIS

    Couleur référence : jaune clair
    Aubier : non distinct
    Grain : moyen
    Fil : droit ou contre-fil
    Contre-fil : léger

    Certaines grumes présentent un bois parfait noir grisâtre, plus ou moins veiné.

    Limba

    1.001.10
  • Koto

    Name: KOTO
    Family: MALVACEAE
    Scientific names: PTERYGOTA BEQUAERTII – PTERYGOTA MACROCARPA
    Origin: AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: creamy white
    Sapwood: not distinct
    Grain: medium Grain
    : straight or counter-grain
    Counter-grain: light

    The tree sometimes has extensive buttresses. Creamy white to light yellow wood, attractive speckled appearance on quarter. Unpleasant odor when green.

    Koto

    1.001.10
  • Kotibé

    Name: ABORBORA
    Family: STERCULIACEAE
    Scientific names: NESOGORDONIA PAPAVERIFERA – CISTANTHERA PAPAVERIFERA
    Origin: WEST AFRICA – CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: red brown
    Sapwood: very distinct
    Grain: fine Grain
    : straight or counter-grain
    Counter-grain: light

    Pale brown to reddish brown wood. Ribboned and moiré aspect on quarter. Sometimes very small knots are present.

    Kotibé

    1.001.10
  • Kevazingo

    Appellations: BUBINGA
    Family: CAESALPINIOIDEAE
    Scientific names: GUIBOURTIA DEMEUSEI / PELLEGRINIANA / TESSMANNII
    Origin: CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: red brown
    Sapwood: very distinct
    Grain: medium Grain
    : straight or cross-grain
    Counter-grain: light

    Pinkish or reddish brown wood very finely veined with purplish red. A few brown veins. Wire sometimes wavy

    Kevazingo

    1.001.10
  • Izombé

    Name: AKE
    Family: OCHNACEAE
    Scientific names: TESTULEA GABONENSIS
    Origin: CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: yellow brown

    Sapwood: not very distinct
    Grain: fine Grain:
    straight or counter-grain
    Counter-grain: light

    Brown to orange-yellow wood.

    Izombé

    1.001.10
  • Eyong

    Name: BONGELE
    Family: STERCULIACEAE
    Scientific names: ERIBROMA OBLONGA – STERCULIA OBLONGA
    Origin: WEST AFRICA – CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: light yellow

    Sapwood: not very distinct
    Grain: medium Grain:
    straight or cross grain
    Counter grain: light
    Creamy white to pale yellow brown with white veins. Wide mesh. Fat to the touch. Unpleasant odor when green

    Eyong

    1.001.10
  • Ebiara

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    Appellation : BERLINIA
    Famille : CAESALPINACEAE
    Noms scientifiques : BERLINIA BRACTEOSA / CONFUSA / GRANDIFLORA
    Provenance : AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST – AFRIQUE CENTRALE

    DESCRIPTION DU BOIS

    Couleur référence : brun rosâtre

    Aubier : bien distinct
    Grain : moyen
    Fil : droit ou contre-fil
    Contre-fil : léger

    Présence de veines violettes ou brun sombre. Canaux de résine fréquents.

    Ebiara

    02
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  • Ebène

    Family: EBENACEAE
    Scientific names: DIOSPYROS CRASSIFLORA / MESPILIFORMIS
    Origin: CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: black

    Sapwood: very distinct
    Grain: fine Grain
    : straight or interlocked
    Counter grain : light

    Logs can have different types of defects, including fine pitting and heart rots.
    The wood is uniform black to black brown.

    Ebène

    1.001.10
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