Species: Greenheart


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Greenheart
Species profile
Family:LAURACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Bibiru, Greenheart, Groenhart, Viruviru, Itauba Branca, Demerara, Beeberoe, Sipiroe,
Scientific name(s)
Chlorocardium rodiaei, Ocotea rodiaei (synonymous),
Typical use
Hydraulic works (seawater), Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Heavy carpentry, Sleepers, Poles, Hydraulic works (fresh water), Cooperage, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Industrial or heavy flooring, Turned goods, Ship building,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:98 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,97
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:217 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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