Species: Curupixa


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Curupixa
Species profile
Family:SAPOTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Abiurana, Cubixa, Grubixa, Pau De Remo, Kudi Biushi, Baaka Bouba, Balata Blanc, Bouchi Apa, Mamantin, Riemhout, Bacu Mixa, Curupixa, Grumixava, Rosadinho, Moraballi, Bacouman, Balata Indien, Maaka, Reini Lout, Suikerhout,
Scientific name(s)
Micropholis spp.,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Light carpentry, Flooring, Turned goods, Exterior joinery, Veneer for back or face of plywood, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Stairs (inside), Wood-ware, Veneer for interior of plywood, Cabinetwork (high class furniture),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Light Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:59 (+/- 15) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,75 (+/- 0,08)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:109 (+/- 31) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 4 - Poorly durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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