Okoume

Okoume (Aucoumea klaineana)

 

Common Names: Okoume, Gabon

 

Distribution: Central Africa (primarily Gabon)

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from pale pink to light brown. Color darkens with age. Narrow heartwood is grayish white, not clearly demarcated from heartwood.

 

Janka Hardness: 400 lbf

 

Density: 2.25 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Okoume has been reported to cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation, as well as other effects such as asthma-like symptoms, coughing and conjunctivitis (pink eye).

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: yes

 

Common Uses: Veneer, plywood, boatbuilding, musical instruments, furniture and interior millwork.

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