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Brazilian

Andiroba

Large tree that reaches 30 m in height. The stem is cylindrical and straight. The bark is thick, has a bitter taste and easily depend in large plates. The canopy is of medium size and quite business. The flowers are cream and the fruit is a capsule that opens when it falls to the ground releasing four to six seeds. It is native to Amazonia, blooms from August to October and fruits from January to May. The oils and fats extracted from the fruit are used for medicinal purposes and repellents.

Scientific Name
Carapa Guianensis

Family
Meliaceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
From dark brown or brown Reddish

Grain
The shaft is right tending to interlocked; medium texture; moderate brightness

Density/Hardness
Medium; moderately hard

Durability
Susceptible to attack by fungi and moderate resistance to insects of dry wood

Areas of application
Civil and naval construction, moldings and turned parts