ANEGRE

anegre> BOTANICAL NAMES
Attingerla robusta. It belongs to the family of Sapotaceae.

> TRADE NAMES
Anegrè, aniegrè, noce Tanganika – Italy
Aningeria, anegrè – Great Britain
Aniègre, aninguerie, mukali – France

> ORIGINAL NAMES
Grogoli – Avory Coast
Muna, mukangu, landosan – Nigeria

> GROWTH AREA
This tree usually develops below ground of equatorial Africa, from Ivory Coast throughout Kenya.

> TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES
Sapwood and heartwood are undistinguished. The wood is reddish-grey and becomes darker at the exposure with the air. Its fibre is straight and the texture is fine and it is a medium hard and elastic wood. It’s not very durable and it is liable to fungi and insect attacks. It is mainly assaulted by Lycos, so it is recommended to treat the wood before using.

> SPECIFIC WEIGHT
Dried on open air, has a specific weight of 550-600 Kg/m3.

> DRYING METHOD
The drying processing is easy, but sometimes there is the risk of degrading through splitting due to the internal tensions.

> MAIN USES AND WORKING
It is easy to work, and dyed in a proper way, it can be substituted to Walnut Sapwood in the furniture Industry, even if they have no relationship. This wood is widely use also for the production of parquet.

> WARNINGS
Even if in Italy it is called «noce Tanganika» or «Tanganika», this wood doesn’t have to be confused with the walnut.

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