Species: Tanimbuca / Nargusta

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Tanimbuca / Nargusta
Species profile
The wood is light yellow to yellow brown, sometimes with reddish veins. The sapwood is clearly demarcated. The grain is straight and the texture is medium. Density at 12 % moisture content: 0.93 g/cm3.

The blunting effect is fairly high; peeling is not recommended or without interest and slicing is reported to be good. Nailing is good but pre-boring is necessary. Gluing is poor. It dries slowly.

Tanimbuca is moderately durable to fungi and is durable to dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).

Tanimbuca can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. flooring, sliced veneer, high class furniture, tool handles, industrial or heavy flooring, joinery, moulding
• exterior: e.g. ship building, heavy carpentry, joinery

• CIRAD Forestry Department

Family:COMBRETACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Verdolago Amarillo, Cuiarana, Jatai-Amarello, Mirindiba, Perquiteira, Timburita, Guayabon, Alasoabo, Cokerwood, Naharu, Anagossi, Anagouchy, Amarillo, Palo Amerillo, Rifari, Boes'amandra, Kalebashout, Guayabo, Carara, Guarajuba, Loirnho, Pau Mulato Branco, Tanimbuca, Yuyun, Guayabillo, Nargusta, Anangossiti, Chamisa, Yacushapana, Basamandel, Guyabi Amarillo, Pata De Dando Amarillo,
Scientific name(s)
Burchenavia spp., Terminalia spp.,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Flooring, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Ship building (planking and deck), Current furniture or furniture components, Interior joinery, Moulding, Turned goods, Industrial or heavy flooring, Heavy carpentry, Ship building (ribs), Arched goods, Exterior joinery, Tool handles (resilient woods),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:77 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,93 (+/- 0,07)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:151 (+/- 16) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly 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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Tanimbuca / Nargusta