Species: Cerejeira

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Species profile
The wood is yellow brown, scent similar to vanilla and the wood is sometimes veined. It does not have clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is coarse. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.59 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is normal and peeling and slicing is reported to be good. Nailing is good and gluing is correct. Cerejeira dries slowly. There is a tendency to distortion and important risk of casehardening for thickness > 50 mm.

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

Cerejeira can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. furniture, interior joinery, paneling, veneer, sculpture, sliced veneer, moulding, high class furniture, light carpentry
• exterior: e.g. joinery, wood frame house

Filling is recommended.

• CIRAD Forestry Department

Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Palo Trebol, Soryoko, Cerejeira, Imburana, Roble Del Pais, Amburana, Cumaru De Cheiro, Ishpingo,
Scientific name(s)
Amburana cearensis, Torresea cearensis,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Interior joinery, Sculpture, Exterior joinery, Light carpentry, Cooperage, Blockboard, Sliced veneer, Moulding, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior panelling, Wood frame house,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:45 (+/- 5) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,59 (+/- 0,06)
Static bending strength:73 (+/- 10) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
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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