Astronium Graveolens
Bulnesia Arborea
Caesalpinia Granadillo
Carapa Guianensis
Cariniana Pyriformis
Dialium Guianense
Dipteryx Oleifera
Hyeronima Laxiflora
Hymenaea Courbaril
Manilkara Bidentata
Myroxylon Balsamum
Peltogyne SPP
Platymiscium SPP
Tabebuia Rosea
Tabebuia Serratifolia
Tabebuia SPP
Virola SPP
 
 
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OTHER COMMON NAMES:
Common Names: Guapaque (Mexico), Paleta (Guatemala, Honduras), Tamarindo montero (Nicaragua), Hauso (Panama), Tamarindo (Colombia), Cacho (Venezuela), Huitillo (Peru), Jataí-peba, Parajuba (Brazil).
DISTRIBUTION
From southern Mexico through Central America to the Peruvian Amazon and Bahia and Matte Crosso, Brazil. In parts of its range the tree is very common on well-drained clay soils or sandy soils.
THE TREE
Reaches a height of 115 ft with trunk diameters 24 to 30 in. above the narrow buttresses. Boles are cylindrical and clear to 50 ft.
DRYING AND SHRINKAGE:
The wood air dries at a moderate to slow rate with a tendency to moderate surface and end checking, warp is reported to be slight to severe. Kiln schedule data not available. Shrinkage green to ovendry: radial 5.3%; tangential 8.9%; volumetric 13.9%.
DURABILITY
The durability of this wood is reported to be high and with high resistance to insect attack.
WORKING PROPERTIES:
The wood is rated as very difficult to work because of its high density and high silica content. Specially tipped cutters are required to effectively saw or machine this wood. Torn grain is common.
LEGUMINOSAE
TRADE NAME:
JUTAHY
COLOMBIAN NAME:
TAMARINDO
 
WOOD PROPERTIES
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Heartwood uniform brown or reddish-brown, becoming darker upon exposure; very distinct but not sharply demarcated from the thick whitish or yellowish sapwood. Luster medium; texture fine to medium; grain straight to interlocked; without distinctive odor or taste. Silica content reported to be as high as 1.83%.
Weigth: Basic specific gravity (ovendry weight/green volume) 0.81 to 0.93; air-dry density 63 to 73 pcf.
PRESERVATION
The wood is rated as difficult to treat.
USES
Heavy construction, railway crossties, industrial flooring, turnery, vehicle framing.
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES
  BENDING STRENGTH MODULUS OF ELASTICITY MAX. CRUSHING STRENGTH
GREEN 23800 2920 11000
DRY 34000 3070 15700
SOUTH AMERICAN WOODS/ PLANETA VERDE FORESTAL SAS Santa Marta, Cra 2 # 17-24, suite 414.
Colombia, South America.
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