Latin Name: Mansonia altissima
Family: Sterculiaceae - the Stericulia or Cacao famil
Other Common Name(s): African Black Walnut, Aprono, Bete, Koul, Ofun
Suitable for Exterior/Interior Use
Interior and Exterior
Cabinets, Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
Mansonia grows in western Africa from Ivory Coast to Nigeria.
General Description: The sapwood is white to gray in color and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood resembles Black Walnut and ranges from a grayish-brown to a chocolate brown. Color variation is reported to be significant.
Price Range ($ least expensive, $$$$$ most expensive):
Weight (lbs/BF): 4
Specific Gravity: 0.54-0.59
Modulus of Rupture (psi): 12,350-16,810
Modulus of Elasticity (1,000 psi): 1,500-1,690
Side Hardness (lbs): 1290
The facts that the dust is extremely irritating effect, and that the bark contains a cardiac poison limits Mansonia's use in manufacturing.
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