SPECIES OF LUMBER

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NIANGON

  TRADE NAME NIANGON   SCIENTIFIC NAME Heritiera utilis Kosterm. (= Tarrietia utilis Sprague) Heritiera densiflora Kosterm. (= Tarrietia densiflora Aubr. & Normand)   FAMILY Sterculiaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa * Sierra Leone : YAMI Liberia : WHISMORE Ivory Coast : NIANGON Ghana : NYANKOM Gabon : OGOUE * Mainly H. densiflora Pr. = FAIRLY IMP. (Decreasing) Ex. = FAIRLY IMP., REGUL.     SAPWOOD White to […]

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MOVINGUI

  TRADE NAME MOVINGUI   SCIENTIFIC NAME Distemonanthus benthamianus Baill.   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Ivory Coast : BARRE Ghana : BONSAMDUA Nigeria : AYAN, AYANRAN Cameroon : EYEN Gabon : MOVINGUI Equat. Guinea : EYEN Great-Britain : AYAN, DISTEMONANTHUS Pr. = OCC. (Promotion) Ex. = Low     SAPWOOD Narrow, straw-yellow, fairly distinct from heartwood.   HEARTWOOD Colour : Yellow to yellowish […]

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LONGHI

  TRADE NAME LONGHI   SCIENTIFIC NAME Gambeya africana Pierre G. delevoyi Aubr. G. beguei Aubr. & Pellegr. Gambeya subnuda Pierre Gambeya lacourtiana Aubr. & Pellegr. (= Chrysophyllum sp. p.)   FAMILY Sapotaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Ivory Coast : AKATIO, ANINGUERI ROUGE, ANANDIO Cameroon : ABAM Gabon : MBEBAME Congo : LONGHI Zaire. : BOPAMBU Note: 1. Sometimes a distinction is made between LONGHI BLANC […]

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KOSIPO

  TRADE NAME KOSIPO   SCIENTIFIC NAME Entandrophragma candollei Harms   FAMILY Meliaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Ivory Coast : KOSIPO Ghana : PENKWA – AKOWAA Nigeria : OMU, HEAVY SAPELLE Cameroon : ATOM-ASSIE Zaire : IMPOMPO Angola : LIFUCO W. Germany : KOSIPO – MAHOGANI Great-Britain : OMU Pr. = REGUL. Ex. = FREQ.     SAPWOOD Clearly demarcated ; whitish to pale brown […]

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KEVA

  TRADE NAME KEVAZINGO (BUBINGA)   SCIENTIFIC NAME Guibourtia demeusei J. Leonard Guibourtia tesmanii J. Leonard Guibourtia pellegriniana J. Leonard   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION Central Africa Cameroon : BINBINGA, ESSINGANG Equat. Guinea : OVENG Gabon : KEVAZINGO, EBANA (= G. demeusei) Zaire : WAKA U.S.A. : AKUME Pr. = REGUL. Ex. = REGUL.     SAPWOOD Clearly demarcated, whitish, rather thick.   HEARTWOOD Colour : Red-brown or […]

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IZOMBE

  TRADE NAME IZOMBE   SCIENTIFIC NAME Testulea gabonensis Pellegr.   FAMILY Ochnaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION Central Africa Gabon : IZOMBE, AKE, N’KOMI, AKEWE Congo : N’GWAKI Cameroon : RONE Pr. = OCC. Ex. = NEGL.     SAPWOOD Not clearly demarcated   HEARTWOOD Colour : Pink yellow to orange yellow Grain : Straight to slightly/occasionally interlocked Texture : Fine to medium Silver figure : Fine (barely visible) frequent […]

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IROKO

  TRADE NAME IROKO (KAMBALA)   SCIENTIFIC NAME Chlorophora excelsa Benth. & Hook f. Chlorophora regia A. Chev.   FAMILY Moraceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa* – Central Africa – East Africa Sierra Leone : SEMLI Liberia : SEMLI Ivory Coast : IROKO Ghana : ODUM Nigeria : ROKKO Cameroon : ABANG Gabon : ABANG, MANDJI Congo-Zaire : KAMBALA Zaire : LUSANGA, MOLUNDU, MOKONGO Angola : MOREIRA Mozambique : […]

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FARO

  TRADE NAME FARO   SCIENTIFIC NAME Daniellia thurifera Benn. Daniellia klainei Pierre Daniellia ogea Rolfe   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Sierra Leone : GBESSI Ivory Coast : FARO Nigeria : OZIYA Equat. Guinea : N’SU Gabon : LONLAVIOL Congo : SINFA N’DOLA Ghana : SHEDUA Zaire : BOLENGU Great Britain : OGEA W. Germany : DANIELLIA Pr. = OCC. (large possibilities) Ex. […]

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EBIARA

  TRADE NAME EBIARA   SCIENTIFIC NAME Berlinia bracteosa Benth. Berlinia confusa Hoyle Berlinia grandiflora Hutch. & Dalz.   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa Sierra Leone : SARKPEI Ivory Coast : POCOULI, MELEGBA Nigeria : EKPOGOI Cameroon : ABEM, ESSABEM Gabon : EBIARA Congo-Zaire : M’POSSA Angola : M’POSSA Great Britain : BERLINIA W. Germany : BERLINIA Pr. = NEGL. but POSS. Ex. = […]

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DOUSSIE

  TRADE NAME DOUSSIE   SCIENTIFIC NAME Afzelia africana Smith Afzelia bella Harms Afzelia bipendensis Harms Afzelia pachyloba Harms – A. cuanzensis Welw.   FAMILY Caesalpiniaceae     REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION West Africa – Central Africa (Afrique de l’Est : A. Cuanzensis) Sierra Leone : KPENDEI Guinea Bissau : PAUCONTA Senegal : LINGUE Ivory Coast : LINGUE, AZODAU Ghana : PAPAO Nigeria : APA, ALIGNA Cameroon : M’BANGA, DOUSSIE Congo, Angola […]

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