Species: Imbuia

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Species profile
Family:LAURACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Canela Imbuia, Imbuia, Brazilian Walnut, Embuia,
Scientific name(s)
Ocotea porosa, Phoebe porosa (synonymous),
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Flooring, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Light carpentry, Turned goods, Ship building (planking and deck), Exterior panelling, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Moulding, Wood frame house, Stairs (inside), Exterior joinery,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:49 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,71 (+/- 0,08)
Static bending strength:84 (+/- 11) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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