Species: Marupa


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Marupa
Species profile
Family:SIMAROUBACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Chiriuana, Marupauba, Paraiba, Simaruba, Cuna, Simarupa, Marupa, Cedro Blanco, Bitterwood, Parahyba, Tamanqueira, Cedro Amargo, Guitarro, Soemaroeba,
Scientific name(s)
Simarouba amara, Quassia simarouba (synonymous),
Typical use
Veneer for back or face of plywood, Blockboard, Sliced veneer, Moulding, Turned goods, Interior joinery, Wood-ware, Veneer for interior of plywood, Boxes and crates, Current furniture or furniture components, Stringed instruments (sounding board), Matches, Interior panelling, Fiber or paticle boards,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straight
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Texture:Coarse
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:34 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,41 (+/- 0,04)
Stability:Stable
Static bending strength:59 (+/- 11) MPa
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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Marupa