Curupay

Curupay

Durability

Density in kg/m3

The Tree
Curupay attains a height of 20m to 30m on average with a diameter of 2-3 foot. Boles are straight and clear.

The Timber
Dark reddish brown heartwood, with darker streaks running through the timber, the sapwood is a yellow-brown to light pink colour. Texture is fine to medium with an interlocked grain.

Drying
Dries slowly with little warp, but some surface checking and splitting.

Strength
A very dense hard timber with strength properties Comparable to greenheart or ekki.

Working Qualities
Difficult - Very difficult to work with hand tools, but can be worked by machines with less trouble. Must be pre-bored for nailing.

Latin Name
Anadenanthera Macrocarpa

Also known as
Angico, Cebil, Guarapiraca, Cambui, Kurupay, Curupau, Angico Preto

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Extremely Difficult

Moisture
Medium

Texture
Medium to Fine

Origin
Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru