Species: Macucu De Paca


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Macucu De Paca
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Macucu Da Catinga, Macucu Do Baixo, Macucu De Paca,
Scientific name(s)
Aldina heterophylla,
Typical use
Hydraulic works (fresh water), Sleepers, Vehicle or container flooring, Sliced veneer, Exterior panelling, Stakes, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Industrial or heavy flooring, Exterior joinery, Heavy carpentry, Poles, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked but not frequent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:64 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,88 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:109 (+/- 28) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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