Nauclea lancifolia (A.Chev.) Aubrév.
Sarcocephalus gilletii De Wild.
Sarcocephalus trillesii lancifolia A.Chev.
Nauclea gilletii is an evergreen tree. The bole can be 60 - 90cm in diameter[
The tree provides a high quality wood and is commonly harvested from the wild for trade.
West tropical Africa - Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Gabon, DR Congo.
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The heartwood is a golden yellow or an orangey yellow, slightly moiré - in interior end use this colour remains stable; it is clearly demarcated from the 3 - 5cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain interlocked. The wood is moderately heavy, moderately hard; it is very durable, being resistant to dry wood borers and termites, and very resistant to fungi. The wood seasos slowly, with a low risk of distortion but a high risk of checking; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. It can be worked with ordinary tools; filling is necessary to obtain a good finish; it is resistant to one or several acids; nailing and screwing are good, but require pre-boring; gluing is correct, but must be done with care because the wood is acid. A good quality wood, it is used for high quality goods such as furniture and cabinet making; for outdoor purposes such as railway sleepers, heavy construction, hydraulic works in contact with fresh or sea water; and in general construction for flooring, joinery, panelling etc[
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