Piqua

Piqua

Colour

Durability

Density in kg/m3

The Tree
A large tree up to 45m in height and diameters of 1.5m to 2m in the Amazon region; 0.9m to 1.2m in Colombia. Logs of up to 21m in length can be obtained.

The Timber
The heartwood is straw yellow in colour with a pinkish tinge and not easily distinguishable from the sapwood. The timber is rather coarse textured with a grain that is frequently interlocked.

Drying
Care is required as the timber has a tendency to warp or twist. There is also a high risk of casehardening and surface checking.

Strength
The timber has slightly higher strength values than oak.

Working Qualities
Medium - difficult. Moderately difficult to work due to the variations in texture and interlocked grain.

Latin Name
Caryocar villosum

Also known as
Almendro (Brazil), Piquia bravo (Brazil)

Wood Type
Hardwood

Treatability
Difficult

Moisture
-

Texture
Medium to coarse

Origin
Costa Rica, Colombia, Brazil, Guianas