Species: Muiratinga


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Muiratinga
Species profile
Family:MORACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Capinuri, Muiratinga,
Scientific name(s)
Maquira coriacea,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Formwork, Interior joinery, Moulding, Sliced veneer, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Boxes and crates, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Wood-ware,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:39 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,47 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:58 (+/- 12) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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