Andira

Andira

Andira

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Andira

The Tree
The trees are unbuttressed, and of moderate size up to 40m tall and with boles of 0.5m to 1m, with a clear bole of up to 30m achieved.

The Timber
The sapwood is narrow and pale brown to greyish yellow.

Drying
Dries at a moderate rate with little degrade, sapwood may be susceptible to sap-stain.

Strength
Comparable to beech in bending but with an MOE (modulus of elasticity) slightly lower than greenheart.

Working Qualities
Moderate - Saws and works fairly well, with some difficulty in planing to a smooth surface due to bands of soft and hard tissue. Holds nails and screws well, and glues satisfactorily.

Latin Name
Andira spp

Also known as
Maquilla (Mexico), Angelin (Trinidad and Tobago), Acapurana (Brazil)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Difficult

Moisture
Small

Texture
Coarse

Origin
West Indies, Southern Mexico, Central America, Northern South America, Brazil