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Scientific name: Astronium lecointei


Other common names:

Aderno-preto, Aroeira, Aroeirão, Baracatiara, Gibatão-rajado, Gomável, Gonçaleiro, Gonçalo, Gonçalo-alves, Guarabu-do-campo, Guarabu-rajado, Guaribu-preto, Guaritá-rajado, Gurubó, Jejuera, Maracatiara, Maracatiara-branca, Maracatiara-vermelha, Maracoatiara, Muiracatiara, Muiracatiara-rajada, Muiracoatiara, Muiracoatiara-preta, Muiraquatiara, Pau-gonçalo, Sanguessugueira.


Phisical Properties:


Density(g/cm3) Shrinkage (%) Shrinkage Tangential/ Shrinkage Radial
Dry Green Basic 12% Tangential Radial Volumetric
0.84    0.75    7.20  4.10  11.00  1.76



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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 1026  115   531   113   672  684 
Dry 1485  132  858  149  784  883  


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 69    100     
Dry     120     


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


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