Species: Tento

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Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Tento, Caconnier Rouge, Choco, Agui, Huaryoro, Kokriki, Buiucu, Chocho, Barakaro, Neko-Oudou, Palo De Matos, Peonia,
Scientific name(s)
Ormosia coccinea, Ormosia coutinhoi, Ormosia melanocarpa, Ormosia paraensis,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Flooring, Interior joinery, Turned goods, Exterior joinery, Heavy carpentry, Stairs (inside), Interior panelling, Sliced veneer, Exterior panelling,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Marked but not frequent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:64 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,77 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:125 (+/- 18) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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