Species: Wallaba


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Wallaba
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-CAESALPINIOIDEAE (angiosperm)
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,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
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
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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