Guariuba

Guariuba

Guariuba

Colour

Durability

Density in kg/m3

Guariuba

The Tree
The tree reaches about 40 m hight and 80 cm in diameter (DBH) and has a straight trunk.#

The Timber
The heartwood is bright yellow becoming yellowish-brown on exposure, clearly demarcated from the white sapwood. It has a medium to coarse texture, slightly lustrous and a straight, but sometimes variable grain. It weighs between 496 and 640 kg/m3 when dried.

Drying
Dries at a moderate speed, with a slight risk of warping or checking.

Strength
Slightly weaker than oak.

Working Qualities
Good - Straight grained material is said to work easily, but cutters tend to dull quickly. It is tough and strong, and finishes smoothly.

Latin Name
Clarisia racemosa

Also known as
oiticica amarela, oiti amarelo (Brazil), moral bobo, moral, comido de mono (Ecuador)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Difficult

Moisture
Small

Texture
Medium

Origin
Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Bahia