Species: Jequitiba / Tauari Vermelho

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Jequitiba / Tauari Vermelho
Species profile
The heartwood is light brown to pinkish brown. It has black stripes in the length direction, caused by traumatic resin canals. The sapwood has a lighter colour but is sometimes difficult to distinguish. It does not have clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight and the texture is fine to medium coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.64 g/cm3.

Machining goes well, with a normal or quite high blunting effect due to the silica content. Finishing and gluing are reported to be good, but for finishing the gum veins have to be filled. Tendency to woolliness. Tends to split in nailing. It dries normal to slowly with some risks of distortion. Drying requires care in order to reduce defects.

Jequitiba is moderately durable to fungi and is susceptible to dry wood borers; sapwood not or slightly demarcated (risk in all the wood). Very durable in ground contact.

Jequitiba can be used for several applications:
• interior: e.g. high class furniture, panelling, veneer, flooring, joinery, formwork, moulding, sliced veneer
• exterior: e.g. joinery

• CIRAD Forestry Department
• Research and experiences of A. van den Berg / Precious Woods Europe BV
• ATIBT (Association Technique International des Bois Tropicaux)

Family:LECYTHIDACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Yesquero, Jequitiba, Jequitiba Rosa, Estopeiro, Jequitiba Branco, Jequitiba Vermelho,
Scientific name(s)
Cariniana brasiliensis (synonymous), Cariniana estrellensis, Cariniana integrifolia (synonymous), Cariniana legalis, Allantoma integrifolia,
Typical use
Veneer for interior of plywood, Glued laminated, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Formwork, Moulding, Sliced veneer, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery, Flooring, Interior panelling, Turned goods,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:46 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,64 (+/- 0,05)
Static bending strength:84 (+/- 9) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately 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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