Species: Castanheiro

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Species profile
Family:LECYTHIDACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Castanha Do Brasil, Castanheiro, Brazil Nut, Castanha Do Para, Castana Del Maranon, Jubia,
Scientific name(s)
Bertholletia excelsa,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Wood frame house, Vehicle or container flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Sliced veneer, Heavy carpentry, Flooring, Stairs (inside),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:56 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,77 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:89 (+/- 10) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
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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