Species: Louro


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Louro
Species profile
Family:LAURACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Cedre Gris, Moena Amarilla, Pisi, Canelo Amarillo, Louro Inhamui, Laurel, Jigua Amarillo, Kereti, Cedre Apici, Cedre Noir, Moena Blanca, Laurier, Louro Branco, Amarillo, Tinchi, Silverballi,
Scientific name(s)
Nectandra spp., Ocotea spp.,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Sliced veneer, Moulding, Veneer for interior of plywood, Fiber or paticle boards, Ship building (planking and deck), Formwork, Exterior panelling, Wood frame house, Flooring, Sculpture, Glued laminated, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Boxes and crates, Matches,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:50 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,54 (+/- 0,08)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:75 (+/- 14) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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