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Niové’s heartwood is a fresh orange-brown in colour, darkening to light red-brown to dark red-brown, sometimes showing darker streaks on the quarter cuts. The 80-100 mm thick, light coloured sapwood merges into a light orange-yellow transitional zone which can be quite thick between the heartwood and the sapwood. Freshly cut, Niové has a peppery smell.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Staudtia stipitata / Staudtia kamerunensis
  • ATIBT name: Niové


  • Used for interior and exterior work, such as frames, panelling, stairs, thresholds, parquet, coachbuilding, wagon floors, turned goods, veneer
  • Also used for furniture, but in its solid form it is too heavy


  • Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable), the transitional zone between the heartwood and the sapwood is not durable and should be removed for outdoor uses.
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable)


  • (800)-850-(1000) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 1000-1100 kg/m3

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

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