Species: Acacu

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Species profile
Family:EUPHORBIACECA (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Ochoho, Assacu, Habillo, Bois Du Diable, Catahua, Possum, Ceiba Habillo, Possumwood, Acacu, Ceiba Lechosa, Sandbox, Sablier, Possentrie, Ura Wood, Jabillo,
Scientific name(s)
Hura crepitans,
Typical use
Floats, Interior joinery, Current furniture or furniture components, Veneer for interior of plywood, Matches, Wood-ware, Boxes and crates, Formwork, Blockboard, Fiber or paticle boards, Model building,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Creamy White
Physical description
Crushing strength:31 (+/- 7) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,45 (+/- 0,08)
Static bending strength:56 (+/- 9) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 5 - Not durable
Termites:Class S - Susceptible
Treatability:Class 1 - Easily 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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