Scientific name: Copaifera salikounda Heck. C. mildbraedii Harms

Geographic origin: Africa.


  • Sapwood: light cream-colour.
  • Heartwood: reddish brown to grey brown.
  • Fiber: Straight, occasionally slightly intertwined.
  • Grain: thin to medium size.
  • Defects: occasional resin spots.

Capacity of being impregnated

  • Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
  • Heartwood: low capacity of being impregnated.


  • Sawing process: easy and with no particular difficulties.
  • Drying process: medium speed. Medium risk of deformation and crack formation.
  • Planing process: no difficulties.
  • Gluing process: no difficulties.
  • Nailing and screwing process: pre-drilling is recommended.
  • Finish: no difficulties.

Physical properties

  • Apparent density at 12% humidity 680 kg/m3 semi-heavy wood.
  • Dimensional stability
  • - Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.47 % nervous wood.
  • - Relation between contractions 1.67 no tendency to deformity.
  • Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 2.1 semi-softwood.

Mechanical properties

  • Resistance to static flexion 1,200 kg/cm2.
  • Elasticity module 109,000 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to compression 640 kg/cm2.


It usually has resin bags.
It is usually substituted by other similar species with a lower resin content as the anzem and the bodo.