Species: Cambara / Cedrinho / Jaboty

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Cambara / Cedrinho / Jaboty
Species profile
The wood is light and pink brown, more or less dark, sometimes with red or purplish shades. Sometimes presence of internal stresses. It has clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.60 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is normal (sometimes slight blunting effect) and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. Nailing is good and gluing is correct. Jaboty dries normal.

Cambara is moderately durable and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).

Cambara can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. furniture, panelling, veneer, boxes and crates, wood-ware, joinery, formwork, light carpentry, moulding, sliced veneer
• exterior: e.g. panelling, bridges, exterior joinery, wood frame house

• CIRAD Forestry Department

Family:VOCHYSIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Jaboty, Quaruba Tinga, Felli Kouali, Singri-Kwari, Cedrinho, Quarubarana, Quaruba Vermelha, Mureillo, Cambara,
Scientific name(s)
Erisma uncinatum,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Interior joinery, Formwork, Boxes and crates, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Light carpentry, Moulding, Sliced veneer, Wood-ware, Exterior panelling, Interior panelling, Glued laminated, Veneer for interior of plywood, Blockboard, Wood frame house, Current furniture or furniture components, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:54 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,60 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:91 (+/- 16) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately permeable
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

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