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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

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