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Tauari

Tauari or Couratari is a genus of flowering plant belonging to the family of Lecythidadeae and-prehends with about 49 species. They are native to tropical and subtropical regions of South America. It is a large tree reaching up to 50 m tall. It has a straight trunk and features a fissured bark lengthwise. It presents various types of leaves (coriaceous, petiolate, etc), its flow-ers are pinkish and its timber with a conical fruit aspect.

Scientific Name
Couratari Spp

Family
Lecythidaceae

Wood Characteristics

Heartwood
Yellowish white in color yellow to light brown

Grain
The shaft is right, medium texture, moderate luster

Density/Hardness
Medium; mild hardness

Durability
Moderately resistant to attack by fungi and borers

Areas of application
Civil and naval construction, flooring, musical instruments, woodworking and articles of mestizos