Latin Name: Autranella congolensis
Family: Sapotaceae - the Sapodilla family
Other Common Name(s): African Mocha, Elanzok, Elang, Kabulungu, Mocha, Mocha Decking, Mukulungu
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Exterior Use Only
Decking, Exterior Trim
African Mocha is widely distributed throughout the dense equatorial forests of the African continent.
General Description: The sapwood is grayish, and not always clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is reddish brown to brown, which occasionally can have darker streaks. The grain is typically straight, but may contain some interlocked grain. The texture is fine.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Specific Gravity: 0.68
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 17,200-24,000
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 2,350-2,470
Side Hardness (lbs): 2300
Sawdust from this species can be very irritating to mucous membranes. Due to a high silica content this wood requires carbide tooling. While the wood hold nails and screws well, pre-boring holes is required.
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