Species: Piquiarana / Piquia

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Piquiarana / Piquia
Species profile
Family:CARYOCARACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Sopo Odeoe, Huevo De Burro, Piquia, Piquiarana, Almendron, Chawari, Almendra Con Espinas, Sawari, Almendra, Biqui, Pequi, Piquia Bravo, Piquia Roxo, Sawari, Kassagnan, Almendro,
Scientific name(s)
Caryocar glabrum,
Typical use
Heavy carpentry, Exterior panelling, Vehicle or container flooring, Wood frame house, Cooperage, Industrial or heavy flooring, Current furniture or furniture components, Ship building (planking and deck), Tool handles (resilient woods),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:64 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,80 (+/- 0,6)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:109 (+/- 15) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
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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