Species: Andira / Sucupira Vermelho

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Andira / Sucupira Vermelho
Species profile
The colour of the heartwood is brickred to dark (brown) red. The lighter coloured parenchyma gives it a nice stripy pattern. The sapwood is easy to distinguish. The grain is mainly straight, sometimes interlocked and with compression failures. The texture is coarse.

Machining of Andira goes well. Pre-drilling is recommended. Gluing and finishing are reported to be good. Drying goes slowly with less risk of distortion and checking. The sawdust can cause an allergic reaction.

Andira is durable to moderately durable in ground contact.

Andira can be used for several applications such as:
• interior: e.g. furniture, flooring, stairs
• exterior: e.g. cladding, boardwalks, constructions

• Research and experiences of A. van den Berg / Precious Woods Europe BV

Family:FABACEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Acapurana, Andira, Angelim, Moton, Koraro, Maquilla, Rode Kabbes, Sarrapio Montanero, Almendro De Rio, Andira Uchi, Congo, Bat Seed, Saint Martin Rouge, Quinillo Colorado, Angelin, Sucupira Vermelho,
Scientific name(s)
Andira spp.,
Typical use
Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Interior joinery, Sliced veneer, Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Wood frame house, Turned goods, Exterior joinery, Exterior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Heavy carpentry, Industrial or heavy flooring, Vehicle or container flooring,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Red Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:72 (+/- 12) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,86 (+/- 0,09)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:128 (+/- 24) 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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