Species: Para-para / Jacaranda


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Para-para / Jacaranda
Species profile
Family:BIGNONIACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Caroba, Tarco, Caroba Manaca, Marupa Falso, Chingale, Pavito, Kuiship, Bois Pian, Yachimambo, Ishtapi, Goebaja, Jacarana, Tinto Blanco, Para-para, Gualanday, Arabisco, Futui, Copaia, Chicharra Caspi, Foeti, Gualanday, Jacaranda,
Scientific name(s)
Jacaranda copaia,
Typical use
Boxes and crates, Matches, Wood-ware, Turned goods, Interior joinery, Blockboard, Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Sliced veneer, Moulding, Fiber or paticle boards, Pulp,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:31 (+/- 4) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,43 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:54 (+/- 10) 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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