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African

Kambala

The Kambala is best known for Iroko with strong mythological links African tree. The cult of the Iro-ko is one of the most popular in Yoruba land, which practices the religion of deities, and whose relations with this deity almost always based on the exchange of a request. The Iro-ko is linked to longevity, and dura-bility of things and over time it is a tree that can live for over 200 years. When Utili-ized abroad requires a treatment of oil or varnish.

Scientific Name
Chlorophora Excelsa

Family
Moraceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
From light brown to dark brown (after exposure to light)

Grain
The shaft is right grain and medium to coarse texture

Density/Hardness
Medium Hardness; moderately hard

Durability
Has a very good natural durability; good resistance to attack by Lyctus. However it becomes susceptible to attack by marine borers

Areas of application
Carpentry, decks, stairs, shipbuilding, coatings and street furniture