Known also as okume and n’goumi (Equat. Guinea), angouma (Gabon) and n’kumi (Congo).
Where it grows
Oukoume grows mostly in Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Congo Republic.
|Sapwood||Demarcated, frevish white|
light pink to dark pink, darkening to pink-brown on exposure
|Height||200 ft with diameter of about 3'-6,5'|
|Green weight kg/m³||550-650|
|Specific gravity at 12 % M.C. (kg/m³)||440 light|
|Volumetric swelling for 1% M.C. variation V%||0,33 small|
|Crushing strength (N/mm²) C12||36|
|Static bending strength (N/mm²) F12||87|
|Modulus of Elasticity (N/mm²) E12||7800|
Interior joinery, plywood, blockboard, laminboard, facings and mouldings a substitute for mahongy, interior frames for furniture, boxes and crates.
Weak timber of light density, moderate durability and moderately resistant to preservative treatment. Okoume is exported more than any other African wood.