Simarouba

Simarouba

Simarouba

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Durability

Density in kg/m3

Simarouba

The Tree
A large unbuttressed tree reaching a height of 50m with bole diameters of 0.5m to 1m producing clear boles of up to 30m that are cylindrical but highly tapered.

The Timber
The timber is whitish or straw-coloured with no differentiation between the heartwood and sapwood.There are occasional oily streaks. The timber is lustrous with a medium texture and a straight grain.

Drying
This timber is easy to dry with little or no degrade.

Strength
In bending and compression similar to obeche but the MOE is twice that of obeche.

Working Qualities
Easy - Achieves a good finish.

Latin Name
Simarouba amara

Also known as
Marupa (Brazil and Peru), Acajou blanc (French Guiana)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Easy

Moisture
-

Texture
Medium

Origin
Venezuela, Guianas, Brazil