Species: Marupa

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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,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Not demarcated
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:34 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,41 (+/- 0,04)
Static bending strength:59 (+/- 11) 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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