Common Name(s): Mangium
Scientific Name: Acacia mangium
Distribution: Australia and Papua New Guinea
Tree Size: 65-100 ft (20-30 m) tall, 1-2 ft (.3-.6 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 32 lbs/ft3 (515 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .42, .52
Janka Hardness: 1,100 lbf (4,890 N)
Modulus of Rupture: 14,230 lbf/in2 (98.2 MPa)
Elastic Modulus: 1,605,000 lbf/in2 (11.07 GPa)
Crushing Strength: 7,550 lbf/in2 (52.1 MPa)
Shrinkage: Radial: 2.8%, Tangential: 7.8%, Volumetric: 10.7%, T/R Ratio: 2.8
Color/Appearance: No data available.
Grain/Texture: No data available.
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; large pores in no specific arrangement, few; parenchyma vasicentric; narrow rays, spacing normal.
Rot Resistance: No data available.
Workability: No data available.
Odor: No characteristic odor.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Mangium. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
Pricing/Availability: No data available.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: No data available.
Comments: No data available.
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Scans/Pictures: A special thanks to Per Stangegaard for providing the wood sample of this wood species.