Koninklijke Houthandel G. Wijma & Zonen B.V.


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Movingui’s light yellow to yellow-brown heartwood cannot be clearly distinguished from the 20-30 mm thick pale yellow, sometimes grey-yellow sapwood. Some trunks have an attractive marking. Often a yellowish constituent can be found in the vessels which can cause marking in damp conditions.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Distemonanthus benthamianus
  • ATIBT name: Movingui
  • Other names: Ayan


  • Furniture, veneer, turned goods, floors, parquet, coachbuilding, vessels for the chemical industry, construction timber, balconies, door and window frames, cutting and sculpturing


  • Resistance to fungi: class 3 (moderately durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class M (moderately durable)


  • (590)-670-710-740-(800) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 850-950 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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