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Okan is a Leguminosae (Mimoseae) family wood which originates from topical WestAfrica. The high density, durability and interlocked grain structure of Okan make it suitable for hydraulic constructions, like sheet pilings, stables, bridges, etc.

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Buy Wholesale Okan Lumber

Okan is a Leguminosae (Mimoseae) family wood which originates from topical WestAfrica. The high density, durability and interlocked grain structure of Okan make it suitable for hydraulic constructions, like sheet pilings, stables, bridges, etc. Planning to purchase Okan Sawn Timber from top exporter and supplier then you should request for quote from African Forest Timber Ltd. Use the form below to send your queries to know more about our Okan Wood quality, Specification, Grade, Measurements, etc. or place your order right away. Buy Wholesale Okan Lumber from African Forest Timber Ltd.

 

Okan Specie Information

Origin Africa
Prominent tradenames
Okan
Edoum
Denya
加蓬圆盘豆
Commercial restrictions No commercial restriction

SPECIES RESUMÉ

The heartwood is yellow brown and becomes red brown with air. The sapwood is clearly demarcated. The grain is interlocked and the texture is medium. It has an unpleasant odour when green.

The blunting effect is fairly high and peeling and slicing is not recommended or without interest. Requires power. It is sometimes difficult to obtain a good finish because of highly interlocked grain. Tendency to tear on quartersawn. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is correct for interior only. It dries slowly and kiln drying must be handled carefully.

Okan is very durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood). Due to its high specific gravity and hardness, this species naturally covers the biological hazard class 5 (end-uses in marine environment or in brackish water).

Okan can be used for several applications such as:

  • Interior: e.g. flooring, sculpture, industrial or heavy flooring

 

  • Exterior: e.g. bridges, posts, sleepers, heavy carpentry, vehicle or container flooring

Substitute for Azobe (Lophira alata) and Greenheart (Ocotea rodiaei).

References: CIRAD Forestry Department

SCIENTIFIC DATA AND RISK

FAMILY FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE (ANGIOSPERM) RISK
SCIENTIFIC NAME(S) SYNONYMOUS CITES: IUCN:
Cylicodiscus gabunensis
Not listed NE

LOCAL AND COMMON NAME(S)

ATIBT Pilot Name
Okan
Cameroon
Adoum
Cameroon
Bokoka
Cameroon
African Greenheart
Republic of the Congo
N’ Duma
Côte d’Ivoire
Bouemon
Gabon
Oduma
Gabon
Edoum
Ghana
Benya
Ghana
Adadua
Ghana
Denya
Nigeria
Okan
China
加蓬圆盘豆

Nomenclature générale des bois tropicaux, 7e edition, 2016 – ATIBT

APPEARANCE

Grain Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain Marked
Sapwood Clearly demarcated
Texture Medium
Typical Color Red Brown

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Crushing Strength 82 MPa +/- 12
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC) 0.91 g/cm3 +/- 0.10
Stability Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength 134 MPa +/- 23

DURABILITY AND RESISTANCE

Dry Wood Borers Class D – Durable
Fungi Class 3 – Moderately durable
Termites Class M – Moderately duarable
Treatability Class 3 – Poorly permeable

TYPICAL USE

Hydraulic works (seawater), Sleepers, Heavy carpentry, Sculpture, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Flooring, Poles, Industrial or heavy flooring, Vehicle or container flooring, Turned goods, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Decking

Additional information

Lumber Options

Okan Sawn Timber Customize, Okan Sawn Timber Slabs, Okan Sawn Timber Beams, Okan Timber Logs, Okan Timber Mix Request

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