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Scientific name: Micropholis venulosa


Other common names:

Abiurana-mangabinha, Curupixá, Gogó-de-guariba, Guajará, Rosadinho.



Commercial height: 9.50m; Diameter: (DBH) 44.0cm - (DAS) 51.0cm; Trunk: straight; Buttress: from low to 1.57m.


General characteristics:

Heartwood/sapwood: slightly distinct;

Thickness of sapwood: 2.0cm to 4.0cm;

Heartwood color: dark brown to brown (7.5YR 4/4 to 7.5YR 5/4);

Sapwood color: light brown (7.5YR 6/4);

Growth rings: slightly distinct;

Grain: wavy and straight;

Texture: fine;

Tangential figure: irregular aspect, caused by growth rings;

Radial figure: in slightly prominent longitudinal lines caused by; growth rings;

Luster: medium; Odor: indistinct;

Resistance to manual cross-cutting: hard.



End-Uses: Heavy construction, light construction, turnery, furniture and interior trim, toys, paneling and household utensils.


Test Planing Sanding Turning Boring
Number of samples - - 8 3
Processing - - Easy Easy
Finishing - - Excellent Excellent
Surface - - Good Good



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Phisical Properties:


Density(g/cm3) Shrinkage (%) Shrinkage Tangential/ Shrinkage Radial
Dry Green Basic 12% Tangential Radial Volumetric
0.78 1.21 0.67    9.70 4.70  14.00 2.06


Mechanical Properties:


State Static Bending Compression Janka Hardness
Modulus of rupture (kgf/cm2) Modulus of elasticity (1.000kgf/cm2) Parallel to the grain Perpendicular to the grain Parallel to the grain (kgf) End to the grain (kgf)
Maximum compression (kgf/cm2) Stress at proportional limit (kgf/cm2)
Green 804 130   413   66   645 582
Dry   142 662 102 1018 780  


State Tension Cleavage strenght Shear Nail extration
Perpendicular to the grain Maximum compression (kgf/cm) Maximum compression (kgf/cm) Parallel to the grain (kgf) End to the grain (kgf)
Maximum compression (kgf/cm2)
Green 40 65 108    
Dry 40 60 147    


Source: Laboratory of Forest Products - IBAMA-Brasília-Brazil


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