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Scientific name: Bowdichia nitida


Other common names:

Cutiúba, Macanaíba, Matanaíba, Sapupira, Sapupira-da-mata, Sebepira, Sepipira, Sicupira, Sucupira, Sucupira-amarela, Sucupira-da-mata, Sucupira-da-terra-firme, Sucupira-marreta, Sucupira-pele-de-sapo, Sucupira-preta, Sucupira-vermelha.


Phisical Properties:


Density(g/cm3) Shrinkage (%) Shrinkage Tangential/ Shrinkage Radial
Dry Green Basic 12% Tangential Radial Volumetric
0.88    0.77   7.40  4.50  12.30  1.64



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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 1159  114   566   135   971  970 
Dry 1570  138  885  163  1301  1153  


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 59    119     
Dry 43    128     


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


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