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* F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
 
* F. H. Titmuss, ''Commercial Timbers of the World'', The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965

Latest revision as of 12:51, 29 April 2016

Description

A commercial timber from Mitragyna ciliata, Mitragyna stipulosa, and other Mitragyna species found in equatorial Africa. Abura has a uniform light brown color with a slight pinkish tinge. The medium texture wood is moderately hard and heavy with a variable grain. Abura is used for small carvings, furniture, flooring, and as a structural timber.

Other Properties

Specific gravity = 0.5-0.63 (air dry)

Density 31-39 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
  • Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998

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