Species: Coracao De Negro


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Coracao De Negro
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Carrapatinho, Gombeira, Banya, Bois Perdrix, Panacoco, Ijzerhart, Wamara, Coracao De Negro, Agui, Ferreol, Gandoe, Zwart Parelhout, Ironwood,
Scientific name(s)
Swartzia ingifolia, Swartzia grandifolia, Swartzia leiocalycina, Swartzia panacoco,
Typical use
Musical instuments, Stringed instruments (bow), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Wood-ware, Sculpture, Sliced veneer, Wind instruments, Flooring, Turned goods, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Arched goods,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Dark Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:110 (+/- 14) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):1,20 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:202 (+/- 23) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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