Species: Couroupita


« Back to species

Couroupita
Species profile
Family:LECYTHIDACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Castanha De Macaco, Canon Ball, Boshcalabas, Macacarecuia, Boulet De Canon,
Scientific name(s)
Couroupita spp.,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Formwork, Moulding, Interior joinery, Fiber or paticle boards, Floats, Interior panelling, Blockboard, Current furniture or furniture components, Matches, Wood-ware,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Light Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:33 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,45 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:55 (+/- 7) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

Links
Disclaimer:
This website is monitored and updated by FSC Denmark. The information displayed is based on the best accessible data and FSC Denmark strives to ensure that all information is correct. FSC Denmark cannot be held responsible for any consequences, such as product failure or other damage arising from the use of information from this website. If any errors or inaccuracies are detected, please contact the web editors through E-mail: