Movingui - Distemonanthus benthamianus
Janka Hardness = 1280
Photosensitivity = No
Brenco Exotic Woods, when the ordinary will not do!!!
Scientific Name = Distemonanthus benthamianus
Trade Name = Ayan
Family Name = Leguminosae
Common Names = African satinwood, Alinyan, Anyan, Anyaran, Anyendua, Ayan, Ayan movingui, Ayanran, Barre, Berisamdua, Bonsamdua, Diaka-kone, Distemonanthus, Dua-kobin, Duaanyn, Duabai, Duabeyi, Ehoromfia, Ehoromiria, Ehurufen, Ehurufren, Elibengan, Eyen, Fawie, Gue-re, Guradau, Gwada-u, Jao, Ka-kankisa, Kokodua, Kurakakan, Kutreamfo, M'fan, Monkey can't climb, Movinga, Movingui, Mpio, Muvenghi, Ndulii, Nigerian satinwood, Nigerian yellow satinwood, Ogueminia, Ogueminya, Owingue, Sebako, Sella, Tabako, Urumvia, Waiba-yidi, Yellow satinwood
Regions of Distribution = Africa
Countries of Distribution = Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 17,00 psi or 1,195 kg/cm2
Density = 45 Lbs/Ft3 or 721 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1,280
Hardness = 1,278 lbs. or 579 kg
Impact Strength = 31 inches or 178 cm
Maximum Crushing Strength = 8,791 psi or 618 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength = 1,856 psi or 130 kg/cm2
Stiffness = 1,757 psi or 123 kg/cm2
Toughness = in-lbs or cm-kg
Specific Gravity = 0.58
Work to Maximum Load = 12 inch-lb/in3 or 0.84 cm-kg/cm3
Weight = 43 Lbs/Ft3 or 689 kg/m3
Fiber Saturation Point = 23%
Radial Shrinkage = 3.1%
Tangential Shrinkage = 5.2%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 10.7%
T/R Ration = 1.6
General Characteristics = Heartwood yellowish to yellow brown, sometimes with dark streaking; sapwood narrow, whitish or straw colored, fairly distinct. Texture fine grain often interlocked, sometimes wavy; lustrous; some logs produce a decorative figure; may contain up to 1.3% silica; contains a yellow extractive that may stain fabrics if moistened.
Grain = Grain can vary from being straight to interlocked to wavy.
Texture = Texture is fine and even, with a naturally high luster.
Movement in Service = Movement in service is rated as small.
Color = Yellow to orangish brown; color tends to darken with age. Movingui frequently exhibits figured grain patterns such as mottle or ripple.