Species: Guatambu

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Species profile
Family:RUTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Guatambu, Pau Marfim, Guatambu Blanco,
Scientific name(s)
Balfourodendron riedelianum,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Interior joinery, Flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Sculpture, Turned goods, Moulding, Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Stairs (inside), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Tool handles (resilient woods), Vehicle or container flooring, Wood-ware,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:67 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,82 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:131 (+/- 22) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately 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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