KHAYA IVORENSIS PDF

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The tree reaches a height of more than 50 m. The bole is usually straight, clear and cylindrical to 30 m in length, buttressed. The trunk diameter attains to cm.

Khaya ivorensis is found in various habitat types in West and Central Africa but is most abundant in wet undisturbed evergreen forest. Log export bans and legal protection exist in various countries. Tested and planted in some African countries. In most cases, mixed plantations with other species Niangon, Okoume, Bilinga. The duration of the rotation is 40 years, to reach 60 cm in diameter. Wood diffuse porous. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or more large. Brown-colored deposits in heartwood vessels.

Non-vestured pits. Vessels per mm2 6 to 10 medium. Simple perforation plat Occasionally axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Occasionally prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Rays of two distinct sizes. Occasionally rays storied. Rays 1 to 2 seriate. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.

The sapwood is creamy white to yellowish white, it has a thickness of 5 cm. The heartwood is pink to light red brown, it is clearly demarcated. The silver figure is fine. Moderately durable to decay. Without preservative treatment, this species can be used only under risk of occasional re-humidification.

It is not suited for uses with risks of permanent or long-lasting humidification. Sensible to termites attack. The heart. Silica Content: It is reported to have a negligible amount of silica. Contents over 0. Silica Value: 0. Ease of Drying: Drying is very slow and difficult to perform; defects are frequent. Drying Defects: Risks of checks. Kiln Schedules: The kiln schedule has been tested. Menu Close. Botanical Description The tree reaches a height of more than 50 m.

Natural Habitat Khaya ivorensis is found in various habitat types in West and Central Africa but is most abundant in wet undisturbed evergreen forest. It is distributed through coastal West Africa. Plantations Available? Cites Status Unrestricted.

Odor Light and pleasant odor. Color The sapwood is creamy white to yellowish white, it has a thickness of 5 cm. Grain The grain is slightly but systematically interlocked. Texture The wood is reported to be frequently medium textured. Luster The wood surface is described as low in luster. Natural Durability Moderately durable to decay. Internal Growth Stresses Residual stresses are reported to be absent. Silica Content Silica Content: It is reported to have a negligible amount of silica.

Resistance To Impregnation Nearly impossible to treat with a too much low penetration of the preservative substances. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. Drying Defects Ease of Drying: Drying is very slow and difficult to perform; defects are frequent. Sawing It is easy to saw. Rotary Veneer Cutting Suitable for slicing, also suitable for peeling if treated.

Sliced Veneer Suitable for slicing, also suitable for peeling if treated. Blunting Effect Slight blunting effect; ordinary tools can be used for sawing and machining. Machining Machining of this species is reportedly easy. Planing Easy; no particular problems. Moulding Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. Turning Boring Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened.

Mortising Moderately easy; tools must be cautiously sharpened. Nailing No particular problem. Gluing Glues well if basic gluing technical rules are followed.

Sanding Easy to perform; it gives good results. Polishing Can be polished without surface preparation. Steam Bending Steam bending is difficult. Response To Hand Tools No particular problems. General Housing 10 - Silica in Timbers. Beams 11 - Prospect: The wood database. Joists 12 - Tropical timbers of the world. Part I-Tropical American Species. Boards 13 - Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Temperate and tropical. Section III. Frames 16 - Woods of the World. Steps 17 - Tree Conservation Database.

Fittings 19 - Silica in Timbers. Furniture Cabinets 21 - Tropical timbers of the world. Furniture, Luxury 22 - Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Cabinet 24 - Empire Timbers. Turning 30 - Embassy of Honduras in Japan. Ornaments 31 - Embassy of Colombia in Japan.

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Khaya ivorensis , also called African mahogany or Lagos mahogany , is a tall forest tree with a buttressed trunk in the family Meliaceae. It is threatened by habitat loss. Khaya ivorensis is a species in the African mahogany family. It grows to be about 40—50 m high. It has thick and reddish brown bark. It grows many white flowers at the end of its branches.

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Khaya ivorensis

The tree reaches a height of more than 50 m. The bole is usually straight, clear and cylindrical to 30 m in length, buttressed. The trunk diameter attains to cm. Khaya ivorensis is found in various habitat types in West and Central Africa but is most abundant in wet undisturbed evergreen forest. Log export bans and legal protection exist in various countries. Tested and planted in some African countries.

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