Species: Morototo


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Morototo
Species profile
Family:ARALIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Ambay-Guazu, Guitarrero, Marupauba Falso, Morototo, Sambacuim, Pata De Galina, Platanillo, Karohoro, Guarumo Macho, Anonilla, Kasavehout, Cafetero, Borracho, Mandiocai, Matatauba, Pixixica, Mucututu, Yarumero, Suntuch, Tobitoutou, Pavo, Sacha-Uva, Sun-Sun,
Scientific name(s)
Schefflera morototoni, Schefflera decaphylla, Schefflera paraensis,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Moulding, Matches, Fiber or paticle boards, Light carpentry, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Pencils, Current furniture or furniture components, Blockboard,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:41 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,55 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:68 (+/- 14) 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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