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Angelim / Sapupira / Angelim Pedra
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Angelim Amarelo, Mirarena, Angelim Pedra, Koraroballi, Saint Martin Jaune, Saandoe, Angelim Rosa, Angelim Da Mata, Sapupira Amarella, Saint Martin Gris, Makkakabes, Sapupira,
Scientific name(s)
Hymenolobium spp.,
Typical use
Interior joinery, Exterior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Stairs (inside), Industrial or heavy flooring, Sliced veneer, Interior panelling, Exterior panelling, Moulding, Heavy carpentry, Flooring,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Orange Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:67 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,80 (+/- 0,07) MPa
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:119 (+/- 15) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 2 - Moderately 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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