Species: Batibatra / Favinha

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Batibatra / Favinha
Species profile
The wood is brown with clearly demarcated sapwood. The grain is straight or interlocked and the texture is medium. Logs are often clearly curved and the grains sometimes wavy.

The blunting effect is normal, peeling is not recommended or without interest and slicing is reported to be good. Requires power. Raised grain occurs when planning in presence of interlocked grain. Sawdust is sometimes irritant. Nailing is good and gluing is correct for interior only. Batibatra dries normal to slow but in order to reduce the risks of casehardening, air drying must be done under cover; during kiln drying, keep a high humidity.

Batibatra is very durable to fungi and is durable in dry wood borers; sapwood demarcated (risk limited to sapwood).

Batibatra can be used for several applications:
• interior: e.g. flooring, high class furniture, sliced veneer, panelling, stairs, joinery, tool handles
• exterior: e.g. bridges, sleepers, wood frame house, joinery, flooring, heavy carpentry

CIRAD Forestry Department

Family:FABACEAE-MIMOSOIDEAE (angiosperm)
Origin:South and Central America
Local and common name(s)
Batibatra, Fava Orelha De Macaco, Timbauba, Acacia Franc, Tamaren Prokoni, Fava De Rosca, Fava Orelha De Negro, Timborana, Bougou Bati Batra, Favinha,
Scientific name(s)
Enterolobium schomburgkii,
Typical use
Interior panelling, Current furniture or furniture components, Wood frame house, Sliced veneer, Hydraulic works (fresh water), Tool handles (resilient woods), Turned goods, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground), Interior joinery, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Heavy carpentry, Sleepers, Exterior joinery, Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground), Stairs (inside), Flooring,
Commercial restriction:No commercial restriction
IUCN Red List status:Least concern (LC)
Grain:Straigth or interlocked
Interlocked Grain:Slight
Sapwood:Clearly demarcated
Typical colour:Brown
Physical description
Crushing strength:66 (+/- 9) MPa
Specific Gravity (at 12% MC):0,83 (+/- 0,08)
Stability:Moderately stable to poorly stable
Static bending strength:115 (+/- 22) MPa
Dry wood borers:Class D - Durable
Fungi:Class 1 - Very 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].

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

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