Species: Cardeiro


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Cardeiro
Species profile
Family:MALVACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Cardeiro, Cedrinho, Castanha De Paca, Cedro Bravo,
Scientific name(s)
Scleronema micranthum, Scleronema praecox,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Moulding, Heavy carpentry, Blockboard, Matches, Current furniture or furniture components, Wood frame house, Glued laminated, Veneer for interior of plywood, Flooring,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:62 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,72 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:100 (+/- 9) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
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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