Species: Garapa

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Species profile
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Muirataua, Ana, Mapurite, Ibira Pere, Amarillo, Barajuba, Garapa, Grapia, Muirajuba, Cobre, Yvira-Pere, Gateado, Almendrillo, Amarelao, Ferro, Gema-De-Ovo, Jatai-Amarelo,
Scientific name(s)
Apuleia leiocarpa,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Heavy carpentry, Ship building (ribs), Turned goods, Wood frame house, Industrial or heavy flooring, Ship building (planking and deck), Vehicle or container flooring, Tool handles (resilient woods), Boxes and crates, Light carpentry, Hydraulic works (seawater), Cooperage, Current furniture or furniture components, Flooring, Interior joinery, Stairs (inside), Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Formwork, Wood-ware,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Marked
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:63 (+/- 8) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,79 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable to stable
Static bending strength:116 (+/- 21) 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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