Scientific name: Mansonia altísima A. Chev.

Other names: English: Mansonia

Geographic origin: West Africa


&;8226; Sapwood: Pink white.
&;8226; Heartwood: reddish brown to greyish brown.
&;8226; Fiber: Straight.
&;8226; Grain: Thin to medium size



&;8226; Furniture Interior
&;8226; Interior carpentry, doors, paneling, molding, baseboad, friezes.
&;8226; Plywood board

Capacity of being impregnated

Capable of being impregnated


&;8226; Sawing process: No difficulties
&;8226; Drying process: Medium speed. High risk of deformation and crack formation
&;8226; Planing process: No difficulties excepting risk of repelling on pieces of intertwined fibers
&;8226; Gluing process: No difficulties
&;8226; Nailing and screwing process: No difficulties
&;8226; Finish: No difficulties

Physical properties

&;8226; Apparent density at 12% humidity
640 kg/m3 semi-light wood to heavy wood
&;8226; Dimensional stability
- Volumetric contraction coefficient
0.52 % nervous to very nervous wood
- Relation between contractions
1.65% tendency to deformity
&;8226; Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon)
2.3 Semi-softwood


Mechanical properties

&;8226; Resistance to static flexion 1,350 kg/cm2 &;8226; Elasticity module 117,000 kg/cm2
&;8226; Resistance to compression 590 kg/cm2
&;8226; Resistance to parallel traction 1,150 kg/cm2