Species: Hevea

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Species profile
Family:EUPHORBIACECA (angiosperm)
Origin:More than one continent
Local and common name(s)
Hevea, Seringa, Hatti, Jeve, Rubber Tree, Para Rubber Tree, Mapalapa, Seringueira, Hevea Wood, Shirenga, Arbol De Caucho,
Scientific name(s)
Hevea spp.,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Flooring, Pulp, Boxes and crates, Veneer for interior of plywood, Light carpentry, Interior joinery, Moulding, Sliced veneer, Stairs (inside), Fiber or paticle boards, Blockboard, Glued laminated,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:51 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,65 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:82 (+/- 12) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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