Species: Abarco


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Abarco
Species profile
Family:LECYTHIDACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Abarco, Bacu,
Scientific name(s)
Cariniana pyriformis,
Typical use
Exterior joinery, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Veneer for back or face of plywood, Light carpentry, Wood frame house, Flooring, Turned goods, Interior joinery, Interior panelling, Sliced veneer, Glued laminated, Ship building (planking and deck), Current furniture or furniture components,
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:Near threatened (NT)
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:61 (+/- 3) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,68 (+/- 0,03)
Stability:Moderately stable
Static bending strength:113 (+/- 7) MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately durable
Termites:Class D - Durable
Treatability:Class 3 - Poorly permeable
References
Technical descriptions from the software Tropix 7 [1], with permission of the Research Unit Biomass, Wood, Energy, Bioproducts [2], CIRAD [3].

Groom, A. 2012. Enterolobium schomburgkii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. . Downloaded on 20 August 2015.

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