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),
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:83 (+/- 6) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):1,03 (+/- 0,05)
Stability:Poorly stable
Static bending strength:150 (+/- 20) MPa
Strength class:
Dry wood borers:Class S - Susceptible
Fungi:Class 3 - Moderately 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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Angelim Rajado