Species: Pin Des Caraibes


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Pin Des Caraibes
Species profile
Family:PINACEAE (gymnosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Pino Macho, Pitchpin, Pin De Polynésie, Caribbean Pine, Pino Veta, Ocote, Pin Des Caraibes,
Scientific name(s)
Pinus caribaea,
Typical use
Heavy carpentry, Exterior panelling, Blockboard, Formwork, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Wood frame house, Light carpentry, Poles, Interior joinery, Turned goods, Boxes and crates,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:45 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,58 (+/- 0,12)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:85 (+/- 17) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable - sapwood demarcated
Fungi:Class 3-4 - Moderately to poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 3-4 - Poorly or 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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