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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.
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Specific gravity = 0.5-0.63 (air dry)
- Density = 31-39 ppcf
Resources and Citations
- F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
- Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998