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BITUMBO

SPECIES IDENTIFICATION
Scientific name Couratari guianensis Aubl.
Family Lecythidaceae
Commercial name Taurí, Couratari
Other names Cabuyo, Cococabuyo, Coco hediondo (Colombia)
Distribution area Cabuyo, Cococabuyo, Coco hediondo (Colombia)
Region and frecuency
Commercial group
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TREE DESCRIPTION
Treetop
Trunc Straight and cylindrical . Commercial heights up to 14.5 m, angular and a little corrugated with buttresses .
Bark

 

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GENERAL FEATURES
Sapwood color White yellowish to Ligth Brown yellowish Heartwood color
Odor Distinctive Taste Indistinct
Luster Medium Grain Straight
Stripped
Texture Medium
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PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Moisture content (Green lumber)
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Basic density 0,52 g/cm3
Density (12% moisture content) 0,61 g/cm3
Radial shrinkage 3,6 %
Tangencial shrinkage 6,1 %
Volumetric shrinkage 10,4 %
Rate T/R 1,7
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MECHANICAL RESISTANCE
Modulus of elasticity 117 x 1000 x 1000 Kg/cm2
Modulus of rupture 1064 Kg/cm2
Compression paralell to grain 550 Kg/cm2
Quarteredsawed 104 Kg/cm2
Lateral hardness 665 Kg
Impact bending 665 Kg-m
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TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR PROCESSING
Machining Easy sawing, planing and moulding. Good finishing
Preservation Permeable
Natural durability The wood is susceptible to attack of fungi and insects
Drying Very quick and steady. A severe kiln schedule is recommended
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END USES
Furniture
Plywood

Source: Información técnica para el procesamiento industrial de 134 especies maderables de Bolivia
Proyecto FAO-GCP/BOL/028/NET

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