Mansonia - Mansonia altissima

Janka Hardness = 1,290

Photosensitivity =

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Scientific Name = Mansonia altissima
Trade Name = Mansonia
Family Name = Sterculiaceae
Synonyms =
Common Names = African black walnut, African walnut, Afun, Anyi, Aprend, Aprono, Baule, Bete, Bodua, Boroua, Essai, Guissepa, Koul, Mansonia, Nkoul, Odo, Ododo, Ofun, Oprono, Prono, Pruno, Purono, Urodo
Regions of Distribution = Africa
Countries of Distribution = Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Togo

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 17,409 psi or 1,224 kg/cm2
Density = 40 Lbs/Ft3 or 641 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1,290
Hardness = 1,469 lbs. or 666 kg
Impact Strength = 43 inches or 109 cm
Maximum Crushing Strength = 8,430 psi or 592 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength = 2,148 psi or 151 kg/cm2
Stiffness = 1,644 psi or 115 kg/cm2

Toughness = 245 in-lbs or 282 cm-kg
Specific Gravity = 0.55
Work to Maximum Load = 16 inch-lb/in3 or 1.12 cm-kg/cm3
Weight = 39 Lbs/Ft3 or 624 kg/m3
Fiber Saturation Point = 28%
Radial Shrinkage = 4.4%
Tangential Shrinkage = 7.3%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 10.2%
T/R Ration = 1.6

General Characteristics = Heartwood yellow brown or dark gray brown, frequently with a purplish cast, often shows light and dark bands; sapwood whitish, sharply demarcated. Texture fine to medium; grain generally straight; luster low to medium. Resembles American black walnut. Lacks a distinct odor or taste.
Grain = Grain is generally straight, though occasionally interlocked.

Texture = Texture is fine to medium and uniform, with slight natural luster.
Movement in Service = Movement in service is rated as medium.

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Color = Heartwood tends to be a yellowish or grayish brown, with overall mostly bland figuring. Color tends to lighten and fade with exposure to light. Sapwood is yellow to nearly white, about 1 to 2 inches wide, and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.