Scientific name: Copaifera salikounda Heck. C. mildbraedii Harms

Other names: English: Etimoe

Geographic origin: Africa.


&;8226; Sapwood: light cream-colour.
&;8226; Heartwood: reddish brown to grey brown.
&;8226; Fiber: Straight, occasionally slightly intertwined.
&;8226; Grain: thin to medium size.
&;8226; Defects: occasional resin spots.



&;8226; Interior furniture and cabinet work.
&;8226; Interior carpentry, doors, paneling, molding, baseboard, friezes, stairs.
&;8226; Exterior carpentry, doors and windows.
&;8226; Decorative panels and plywood board .

Capacity of being impregnated

&;8226; Sapwood: capable of being impregnated.
&;8226; Heartwood: low capacity of being impregnated.


&;8226; Sawing process: easy and with no particular difficulties.
&;8226; Drying process: medium speed. Medium risk of deformation and crack formation.
&;8226; Planing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; Gluing process: no difficulties.
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: pre-drilling is recommended.
&;8226; Finish: no difficulties.

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity 680 kg/m3 semi-heavy wood.
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.47 % nervous wood.
- Relation between contractions 1.67 no tendency to deformity.
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 2.1 semi-softwood.


Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 1,200 kg/cm2.
&;8226; Elasticity module 109,000 kg/cm2.
&;8226; 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.