• Movingui

    Name: EYEN – AYAN
    Family: CAESALPINIOIDEAE
    Scientific names: DISTEMONANTHUS BENTHAMIANUS
    Origin: WEST AFRICA – CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color:
    sapwood yellow : very distinct
    Grain: medium
    Thread: counter-thread
    Counter-thread: light

    Lemon yellow to yellow brown. Some logs produce richly figured light wood. Possible presence of internal tensions and gales.

    Movingui

    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

    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

    1.001.10
  • 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
  • Doussié

    Name: AFZELIA
    Family: CAESALPINIACEAE
    Scientific names: AFZELIA AFRICANA / BELLA / BIPINDENSIS / PACHYLOBA
    Origin: WEST AFRICA – CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: red brown

    Sapwood: quite distinct
    Grain: coarse Grain:
    straight or counter-grain
    Counter-grain: light

    Wood golden brown to pale red brown, sometimes dark veined. Pores and cracks filled with a yellow or white powder

    Doussié

    1.001.10
  • Douka

    Names: MAKORE
    Family: SAPOTACEAE
    Scientific names: TIEGHEMELLA HECKELII / AFRICANA
    Origin: WEST AFRICA – CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: red brown

    Sapwood: very distinct
    Grain: medium Grain:
    straight or counter-grain
    Counter-grain: marked but infrequent

    Wood dark pink brown to dark red brown with sometimes purplish reflections and / or pale veins not very distinct. Often moiré.

    Douka

    1.001.10
  • Dibetou

    Appellations : BIBOLO
    Famille : MELIACEAE
    Noms scientifiques : LOVOA TRICHILIOIDES / KLAINEANA
    Provenance : AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST – AFRIQUE CENTRALE

    DESCRIPTION DU BOIS

    Couleur référence : brun

    Aubier : bien distinct
    Grain : fin
    Fil : contre-fil
    Contre-fil : léger

    Roulures et cœur mou possibles dans certaines grumes.
    Bois brun jaune ou brun gris strié ou veiné de noir prenant un éclat doré. Dépôts noirs dans les pores.

    Dibetou

    1.001.10
  • Bossé

    Family: MELIACEAE
    Scientific names:: GUAREA CEDRATA / THOMPSONII / LAURENTII
    G. Cedrata and G. Laurentii are called Bossés clair; G. Thompsonii is called Dark Bossé.
    Origin: WEST AFRICA – CENTRAL AFRICA

    WOOD DESCRIPTION

    Reference color: pinkish brown

    Sapwood: very distinct
    Grain: fine
    Thread: counter grain
    Counter grain: light

    Corrugated or irregular wire. G. Thompsonii has a straighter grain.
    Wood pinkish brown (G. Cedrata) to orange brown (G. Thompsonii. Slightly shimmering appearance. G. Cedrata has a cedar odor and a tendency for resin exudation.

    Bossé

    1.001.10
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