Terminalia superba Beautifully variegated and colored, Black Limba is easy to work and finish. & Diels, an African pioneer species which sometimes exhibits a brown heart (limba noir). Ann. A very creative use of color & grain variation. Wood with such darker figuring is referred to as Black Limba, while plain unfigured wood is called White Limba. A flying monkey from the Wizard of Oz (top right). Tree & Wood Descriptions for: Terminalia superba : Product Sources: Supplies are reported to be plentiful and the material is available in the form of veneers and lumber. Although the timber is widely used in the wood industry, skin irritations are rare. Made great gun racks.? Item Number: IW34269 Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. That was my 10th grade project for wood shop. 26, t. 14 B (1900); Chalk & Burtt Davy, For.Trees & Timbers Brit. Color tends to darken with age. It is characteristic of tropical high secondary forest areas with a dry season of about 4 months, but it does not respond well to long dry spells, especially on sandy soils. Pricing/Availability: In relatively good supply and available in board and veneer form. ), timbers commonly used in industry, through their sorption isotherms at 15 °C, 35 °C and 50 °C. The poten- Improved in 24 Hours. Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Splinters also tend to become infected and take longer than usual to heal. White Limba Wood Data. Rot Resistance: Rated as non-durable, and also susceptible to insect attack. Terminalia superba (Limba). Vessels in multiples, commonly in short (2–3 vessels) radial rows. Sapwood is a pale greyish to yellowish brown, not clearly demarcated from the heartwood. & Diels, an African pioneer species which sometimes exhibits a brown heart (limba noir). Terminalia superba is a deciduous Tree growing to 40 m (131ft) by 40 m (131ft) at a fast rate. Prices are moderate for an imported hardwood, though figured wood such as Black Limba is likely to be more expensive. Last update on 2019-06-13: Now containing 11906 plants. Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Limba has been reported to cause skin irritation and respiratory irritation, as well hives, asthma-like symptoms, and bleeding of the nose and gums. Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. Terminalia superba. I had a bass body custom built out of limba (black korina). : ... Wood diffuse porous. The plant is not self-fertile. Black Limba cutting board. The following species in the database has been suggested as … Just better. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to slightly interlocked, with a uniformly coarse texture. Terminalia superba Combretaceae Engl. In Côte d’Ivoire 22,000 ha of Terminalia superba plantations have been established between 1967 and 1994, and in 1975 in Congo about 6500 ha. AbeBooks.com: Terminalia superba: Clean hardback tightly bound in pictorial boards, cloth has minor rubbing at corners, bumped at bottom of spine, no inscriptions. "Korina" a trade name in the United States. & Diels [family COMBRETACEAE], l.c. I made a gun cabinet and black powder pistol box out of this wood back in 1971. Other Common Names: Ofram (Ghana), Frake (Ivory Coast), Afara (Nigeria), Akom (Cameroon), Limba (Zaire, Angola). Scans/Pictures: A special thanks to Steve Earis for providing the veneer sample of this wood species (White Limba). If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. 80 … & Diels), obeche (Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Scientific name: Terminalia Superba Alternative Names: Frake, Ofram, Korina, Afara , Akom; Region of Origin: Western Africa Average Dried Weight: 34.5 LB/cubic foot Janka Hardness Rating: 675 Specific Gravity: .57 IUCN Red List: No CITES wood: No