Species: Basralocus

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Species profile
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Basralocus, Angelica Do Para, Angelique, Basralokus, Tapaiuna, Barakaroeballi,
Scientific name(s)
Dicorynia guianensis, Dicorynia paraensis (synonymous),
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Interior panelling, Flooring, Sliced veneer, Cooperage, Current furniture or furniture components, Heavy carpentry, Ship building (planking and deck), Resistant to one or several acids, Hydraulic works (seawater), Interior joinery, Industrial or heavy flooring, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Sculpture, Stairs (inside), Turned goods, Vehicle or container flooring, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground),
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Interlocked Grain:Absent
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:70 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,79 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:121 (+/- 46) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 2 - Durable
Termites:Class M - Moderately duarable
Treatability:Class 4 - Not 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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