Species: Wallaba

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Species profile
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Apa, Copaibarana, Ituri Wallaba, Bioudou, Bijhout, Uapa, Apazeiro, Espadeira, Wallaba, Wapa, Walapa, Palo Machete,
Scientific name(s)
Eperua falcata, Eperua grandiflora, Eperua rubiginosa,
Typical use
Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Exterior panelling, Heavy carpentry, Current furniture or furniture components, Flooring, Cooperage, Sleepers, Stakes, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Shingles, Exterior joinery, Industrial or heavy flooring, Wood frame house, Hydraulic works (fresh water), Poles,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:72 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,88 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:120 (+/- 11) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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