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Anigre

Typically found in the western part of North America. It is a water loving, quick growing tree that thrives in moist conditions. Tends to be knottier than other hardwoods. However, variability between heartwood and sapwood is extremely low.

Thicknesses

Subject to availability

4/4
5/4
6/4
7/4
8/4
9/4
10/4
12/4
16/4
20/4
1/2"
3/4"
1"

Distribution

Tropical Areas of Africa

Scientific Name

Pouteria spp. (formerly aningeria genus)

Specific Gravity: Basic

0.44

Specific Gravity: 12% MC

0.55

Janka Hardness

990

Colour/Appearance

Heartwood is a light yellowish-brown, sometimes with a pinkish hue. Colour tends to darken to a more golden brown with age. Pale sapwood is not well defined. Figured grain is occasionally present, such as curly or mottled grain.

Grain/Texture

Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium uniform texture and a good natural luster.

Endgrain

Diffuse-porous; radial multiples of 2-4; medium pores in short radial rows, few; tyloses occasionally present; parenchyma reticulate; narrow rays, spacing normal to fairly close.

Rot Resistance

Rated as non-durable to perishable. Not resistant to insect attack. Sapwood susceptible to blue fungal staining during initial drying.

Workability

Overall working characteristics are fair, though depending on the species used, Anigre may have silica present and therefore have a blunting effect on tools.

Odor

Anigre is reported to have a faint odor similar to cedar.

Allergies/Toxicity

Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Anigre.

Pricing/Availability

Anigre is frequently sliced and sold as veneer, though solid boards are sometimes seen as well. Should be moderately priced for an imported hardwood.

Sustainability

Anigre is not listed in the CITES Appendices, but some species are reported by the IUCN as being conservation dependent. Cessation of any current conservation programs would likely result in a vulnerable or endangered Red List status.
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