ANGUEUK

Angueuk is a tropical tree growing in the forests of West and Central Africa. It gives a pale yellow wood slightly brownish, which darkens in the light. It is used in interior fittings and exterior joinery, as well as for heavy frameworks and industrial flooring.

ANGUEUK
Botanical name(s) :

Ongokea gore

Family: OLACACEAE (angiosperme)

Commercial restrictions: no commercial restriction

Angueuk is an exotic tree reaching 35 m high and 80 cm in diameter. The trunk has a cylindrical base, sometimes a little swollen. The bark is greyish and rough, its yellowish edge becomes reddish brown when drying.

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angueuk TIMBER USES

Angueuk tropical wood is used for industrial and heavy work, interior joinery and furniture, and exterior joinery.

Although not widely marketed, the exotic timber angueuk can be used for the following products:

Structures and panels

  • Sliced veneer

Exterior joinery (building facade)

  • Windows and doors

 Carpentry and interior fittings

  • Doors and door frames

 Outdoor equipment - Recreation

  • Single-level terraces and pool areas
  • Shelters, outdoor furniture and playgrounds
  • Gates
  • Visual barriers and windbreak panels, pergolas

Industrial usage and heavy work

  • Industrial floors and heavy framework
  • Vehicle, wagon and container bottom (or floor)

 Miscellaneous uses

  • Turnery, cutlery and brushmaking

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DISTRIBUTION AREA OF angueuk

The distribution area of the tropical species angueuk extends from the Atlantic coast of West Africa (Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria), to Central Africa (Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo, DRC).

ECOLOGY and Biology of angueuk

The exotic species angueuk is a non-deciduous species of evergreen and semi-deciduous forests. Its seeds are dispersed by animals mainly from September to February.

DESCRIPTION OF angueuk TIMBER

  • Color: yellow
  • Sapwood: not clearly demarcated
  • Texture: medium
  • Grain: straight or interlocked
  • Interlocked grain: slight

angueuk : PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Read the Tropix sheet (CIRAD).

Angueuk : NATURAL DURABILITY AND TREATABILITY

  • Funghi: class 2 - durable
  • Dry wood borers: heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
  • Termites : class D - durable
  • Treatability: class 3 - poorly permeable
  • Use class ensured by natural durability: class 3 - not in ground contact, outside
  • Species covering the use class 5: No

Read the Tropix sheet (CIRAD).

PROCESSING OF angueuk TIMBER

Read the Tropix sheet (CIRAD).

 

Sources :

  • CIRAD
  • ATIBT
  • Q. Meunier, C. Moumbogou, J.-L. Doucet, 2015, Les arbres utiles du Gabon

Copyright: Q. Meunier, C. Moumbogou, J.-L. Doucet, 2015, Les arbres utiles du Gabon

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