ANIÉGRÉ

Aniégré is a large tree from the forests of West, Central and East Africa. The wood is creamy white to pale pink brown. It is an exotic wood with low durability, popular for sliced veneer in interior joinery as well as for plywood.

ANIEGRE
Botanical name(s) :

Aningeria altissima, Aningeria robusta, Aningeria superba, Gambeyobotrys gigantea

Family:  SAPOTACEAE (angiosperme)

Commercial restrictions: no commercial restriction

Aniégré is a large tree that can reach 40 m in height and 1 m in diameter. Its trunk has winged buttresses and is covered with a grayish bark. Its edge exudes white latex.

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Aniégré TIMBER USES

The tropical timber aniégré is very popular for sliced veneer, as well as for cabinet making and interior joinery. It is similar to European cherrywood.

The main uses for the exotic species aniégré are as follows:

Structures and panels

  • Lightweight structures
  • Glued laminated timber
  • Plywood, inside face and outside face
  • Plywood, inner layers
  • Sliced veneer

Carpentry and interior fittings

  • Doors and door frames
  • Moulding
  • Layout and furnishings
  • Furniture and cabinetmaking

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DISTRIBUTION AREA OF aniégré

The tropical species aniégré is found in a wide distribution area in West, Central and East Africa. Its distribution area extends from Sierra Leone to the DRC, through northern Angola and Zambia. It is also found in Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and northwestern Kenya.

ECOLOGY and Biology of aniégré

Aniégré is a non-gregarious species of semi-deciduous forests. It is also found, more rarely, in evergreen forests. The seeds of this hermaphrodite species are dispersed by animals (zoochory).

DESCRIPTION OF aniégré TIMBER

  • Color: creamy white
  • Sapwood: not clearly demarcated
  • Texture: fine
  • Grain: straight or interlocked
  • Interlocked grain: slight

aniégré: PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

See the Tropix sheet of aniégré (CIRAD).

aniégré: NATURAL DURABILITY AND TREATABILITY

  • Fungi: class 4-5 - poorly to not durable
  • Dry wood borers: susceptible - sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all the wood)
  • Termites : class S - susceptible
  • Treatability: class 1 - easily permeable
  • Use class ensured by natural durability: class 1 - inside (no dampness)
  • Species covering the use class 5: No

See the Tropix sheet of aniégré (CIRAD).

PROCESSING OF aniégré TIMBER

See the Tropix sheet of aniégré (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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