Species: Angelim Rajado


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Angelim Rajado
Species profile
Family:FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Angelim Rajado, Ingarana Da Terra Firma, Bois Serpent, Sneki Oedoe, Ingarana, Snakewood, Bostamarinde,
Scientific name(s)
Zygia racemosa, Marmaroxylon racemosum, Pithecellobium racemosum,
Typical use
Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Sliced veneer, Flooring, Wood-ware, Turned goods, Hydraulic works (seawater),
Risk
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:
Appearance
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Not clearly demarcated
Texture:Medium
Typical colour:Orange - Yellow
Physical description
Crushing strength:83 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):1,03 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:150 (+/- 20) MPa
Strength class:
Durability
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
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].

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Angelim Rajado