Species: Macacauba


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Macacauba
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Macacauba, Macacauba Vermelha, Nambar, Beati, Bastado, Doekaliballi, Koenatepi, Macawood, Macacauba Preta, Trebol, Caoba, Bois De Mora, Dukalaballi, Vencola,
Scientific name(s)
Platymiscium pinnatum, Platymiscium trinitatis, Platymiscium ulei,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Flooring, Interior joinery, Moulding, Exterior joinery, Musical instuments, Seats, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Stairs (inside), Exterior panelling, Turned goods, Sculpture,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:58 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,79 (+/- 0,10)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:125 (+/- 12) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:No information available
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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