SEARCH FOR LKS SPECIES
This site allows you to search for Lesser Known Species and look up their technical data. You can search by both name or uses and origin and combine them to your needs. If you have no specifications to one or more search options just leave it empty.
WHAT IS LKS AND WHY USE THEM?
This website is an introduction to lesser known species from the tropical regions of the world.
The tropical forests hold a multitude of lesser-known wood species. A great number of these species are potential valuable timber species i.e. an unfulfilled sustainable production potential. Poor knowledge of the physical wood properties and possible end-uses of the lesser-known species are often mentioned as rea-sons for the species not yet to be incorporated on the international market.
However, poor distribution of the existing knowledge on the species to manufacturers and wood buyers seem to be one of the most limiting factors for the usage of lesser-known species.
This site is aiming to collect and facilitate the existing knowledge on some of the most commercially relevant lesser-known species. Here you will find a wide range of technical data and possible end-uses for several lesser-known species.
We have colleted all information available to us. The technical information on the site is based on data from Precious Woods, Danish Technological Institute, and CIRAD, the French agricultural research centre working for international development. We thank them for their support in creating this site.
If you have extra knowledge or information, you are welcome to contact us and we will distribute it on the page. (read more)