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Tessmannia africana

Differentiated (not perfect) wood: yellowish white and rather thick sapwood The colour of heartwood (duramen) is reddish white and quite dark. Abundant silver grain; numerous and fine vascular traces embedded in the wood, frequently containing shiny black resin. Occurrence of slight interlocked grain.

  • Resistance to fungi poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to dry wood insect borers poor weak medium good
  • Resistance to termites poor weak medium good
  • Impregnability poor weak medium good
  • Stability poor weak medium good


Origin: Cameroon

Possible end-uses: Heavy carpentry, shipbuilding, hydraulic works such as the construction of mooring systems and locks, etc.

Marketing: Logs

Physical and mechanical properties: Excellent mechanical strength properties. The wood is moderately fissile