Moabi - Baillonella toxisperma

Janka Hardness = 1790

Photosensitivity = No

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Scientific Name = Baillonella toxisperma
Trade Name = Moabi
Family Name = Sapotaceae
Synonyms = Baillonella djave, Baillonella obovata
Common Names = Adjap, Adza African pearwood ,Ayap ,Cungulo ,Dimpampi ,Djava ,Djave ,Kungulu ,Moabi ,Muabi ,Mudia ,Muyabi ,Mwabi ,Nduku wa dijondo ,Ngulube ,Njabi ,Njari ,Nyabi ,Orere ,Ulumba
Regions of Distribution = Africa
Countries of Distribution =
Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Zaire

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 22,134 psi or 1,556 kg/cm2
Density = 51 Lbs/Ft3 or 817 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1,790
Hardness = 1,790 lbs. or 811 kg
Impact Strength = 15 in or 38 cm
Maximum Crushing Strength = 10,047 psi or 706 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength = 1989 psi or 139 kg/cm2
Stiffness = 2,225,000 psi or 156,000 kg/cm2
Specific Gravity = 0.70
Work to Maximum Load =  inch-lb/in3 or  cm-kg/cm3
Fiber Saturation Point = 23%
Weight = 40 Lbs/Ft3 or 641 kg/m3
Radial Shrinkage = 6%
Tangential Shrinkage = 8%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 12%
T/R Ration = 1.3

General Characteristics = Heartwood pinkish brown, red brown, or a rich red; sapwood pinkish white or gray brown, rather well demarcated.  Texture is fine and even; grain straight, sometimes wavy; has an attractive figure; dust may affect mucous membranes.
Grain = Grain is reported to be straight to slightly interlocked. The wood is reported to be attractively figured.
Texture = The wood has a fine and even texture.
Movement in Service = The timber is reported to be dimensionally stable after seasoning, and retain its shape well after manufacture.
Photosensitivity = No
Color =
The sapwood is pinkish white, gray brown, or dark gray to pinkish gray, and is clearly delineated from the heartwood.  The heartwood varies from light reddish-brown to rich red, sometimes with a grayish tinge.