Species: Couroupita

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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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
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
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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