Species: Copaiba

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Species profile
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Copaiba, Canime, Maram, Caniva, Koepajoewa, Cabimo, Copaibo, Pau-D'Oleo, Balsam, Panchimouti, Cupay, Hoepelhout, Aceite,
Scientific name(s)
Copaifera duckei, Copaifera guianensis, Copaifera langsdorffii, Copaifera multijuga, Copaifera reticulata,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Flooring, Turned goods, Veneer for interior of plywood, Light carpentry, Sliced veneer, Fiber or paticle boards, Formwork, Interior panelling, Moulding, Boxes and crates, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Seats, Blockboard,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:38 (+/- 2) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,5 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:85 (+/- 4) 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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