Shedua (Guibourtia ehie)


Common Names: Amazique, Amazoue, Mozambique, Ovangkol, Shedua


Distribution: Tropical West Africa


Color/Appearance: Varying shades of yellowish to reddish brown with darker brown, gray or black stripes. Moderately wide sapwood is a pale yellow, clearly demarcated from heartwood.


Janka Hardness: 1,330 lbf


Density: 4.25 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 4.3%

Tangential (width): 8.3%,

Volumetric (total): 12.1%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.9


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Shedua.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Veneer, furniture, cabinetry, turned objects, musical instruments and flooring.


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