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ABURA, BAHIA WOOD

Abura Hardwoord, is a moderately durable wood, Good acid resistance. Abura has a uniform yellow to pinkish-brown color, with sapwood indistinct from heartwood. Abura takes glue and finishes well. Has a slight blunting effect on cutting edges and tools due to a moderate silica content (.25%). This Specie Can be produced and shipped in Saw logs, Peeled Logs, Square edged timber, Round edged timber, Flooring boards, Finishing boards, Unedged boards, Square logs, Decking boards, Parquet floors, Floor planks, Wall coverings(Veneers Sheets), Plywood, Roof coverings, Rattan, Sleepers, Polls and proprietary grade hardwood products of both finish and unfinished.

Available In Logs, FAS AD & KD Sawn Timber, Veneer Sheets ETC Buy Now
Available In Logs, FAS AD & KD Sawn Timber, Veneer Sheets ETC Buy Now
Available In Logs, FAS AD & KD Sawn Timber, Veneer Sheets ETC Buy Now

Abura Wood Specie

  • Common Name(s): - Abura, Bahia
  • Scientific Name: - Mitragyna ciliata (previously listed in Fleroya genus)
  • Distribution: - West and Central Africa
  • Tree Size: - 100-115 ft (30-35 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
  • Average Dried Weight: - 35 lbs/ft3 (560 kg/m3)
  • Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): - .45, .56
  • Janka Hardness: - 820 lbf (3,670 N)
  • Modulus of Rupture: - 11,760 lbf/in2 (81.1 MPa))
  • Elastic Modulus: - 1,386,000 lbf/in2 (9.56 GPa)
  • Crushing Strength: - 6,220 lbf/in2 (42.9 MPa)
  • Shrinkage: - Radial: 4.3%, Tangential: 9.2%, Volumetric: 13.3%, T/R Ratio: 2.1
  • Availability: - Highly Available
  • Restrictions: - None

ALL ABOUT ABURA WOOD

  • Color/Appearance: - Has a uniform yellow to pinkish-brown color, with sapwood indistinct from heartwood.
  • Grain/Texture: - Fine texture and a straight or slightly interlocked grain.
  • Rot Resistance: - Non-durable; poor resistance to decay or insect attack. Good acid resistance.
  • Workability: - Takes glue and finishes well. Has a slight blunting effect on cutting edges and tools due to a moderate silica content (.25%).
  • Odor: - Has an unpleasant odor when freshly cut.
  • Allergies/Toxicity: - Has been known to cause allergic reactions including: nausea, eye irritation, giddiness, and vomiting. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
  • Pricing/Availability: - Seldom available in North America. Price should be moderate when compared to other imported lumber.
  • Sustainability: - This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but is on the IUCN Red List. It is listed as vulnerable (both Mitragyna ledermannii and M. stipulosa) due to a population reduction of over 20% in the past three generations, caused by a decline in its natural range, and exploitation.
  • Common Uses: - A general-purpose lumber used for furniture, interior millwork, plywood, and flooring.
  • Comments: - Sometimes sold under the commercial name bahia, the handful of African species from the Mitragyna genus that are sold interchangeably with one another include: M. ciliata, M. ledermannii, and M. stipulosa. These species have been formerly placed in the Hallea genus (now considered a synonym), and Fleroya (in 2007), but have since been returned to Mitragyna
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Abura DataSheet

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