Species: Tornillo / Cedrorana

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Tornillo / Cedrorana
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Cedrorana, Seique, Tsaik, Cedro Torillo, Tornillo, Achapo, Chuncho, Don Cede, Huayra Caspi,
Scientific name(s)
Cedrelinga catenaeformis,
Typical use
Formwork, Turned goods, Veneer for interior of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Boxes and crates, Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Wood frame house, Moulding, Interior joinery, Blockboard, Pulp, Fiber or paticle boards, Exterior panelling, Glued laminated,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:38 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,51 (+/- 0,08)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:70 (+/- 13) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 2-3 - Poorly to 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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