Species: Sucupira Preta

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Sucupira Preta
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Cutiuba, Sapupira, Arenillo, Tatabu, Coeur Dehors, Huasai-caspi, Alcornoque, Macaniba, Sucupira Preta, Zapan Negro, Baaka Kiabici, Zwarte Kabbes, Congrio,
Scientific name(s)
Bowdichia nitida, Diplotropis martiusii, Diplotropis purpurea,
Typical use
Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Ship building (planking and deck), Heavy carpentry, Exterior joinery, Turned goods, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Stairs (inside), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Vehicle or container flooring, Wood frame house, Exterior panelling, Wood-ware, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Flooring,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Dark Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:88 (+/- 10) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,91 (+/- 0,06)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:141 (+/- 21) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
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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Sucupira Preta