Species: Pau Amarelo / Yellowheart


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Pau Amarelo / Yellowheart
Species profile
Family:RUTACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Pau Amarello, Yellowheart, Amarelo Cetim, Muirataua, Pau Cetim, Amaretao, Pau Amaralo, Pequia Cetim,
Scientific name(s)
Euxylophora paraensis,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Flooring, Interior joinery, Wood-ware, Exterior panelling, Sculpture, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Sleepers, Vehicle or container flooring, Sliced veneer, Current furniture or furniture components, Exterior joinery, Stairs (inside), Interior panelling, Heavy carpentry, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Hydraulic works (fresh water), Turned goods, Tool handles (resilient woods),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Fine
Typical colour:Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:80 MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,81
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:119 MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Heartwood durable but sapwood not clearly demarcated
Fungi:Class 1 - Very durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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Pau Amarelo / Yellowheart