Species: Cardeiro

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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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
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
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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