Mocha, African

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Imported Hardwood Mocha, African

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Latin Name: Autranella congolensis

Family: Sapotaceae - the Sapodilla family

Other Common Name(s): African Mocha, Elanzok, Elang, Kabulungu, Mocha, Mocha Decking, Mukulungu

Imported Hardwood

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):

Working Properties
Machining: Good
Nailing: Good
Glueing: Poor
Screwing: Good
Finishing: Good

Physical Properties
Weight (lbs/BF):
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

Additional Information
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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