Macrolobium acaciifolium (Benth.) Benth.
Espinito (Venezuela); Arepito (Venezuela); Huarango (Ecuador); Cutanga (Ecuador); Arapari (Bolivia); Pashaco (Peru); Aguano Pashaco (Peru); Arapari-Da-Várzea (Brazil); Arapari-Branco (Brazil); Arapari (Brazil); Angelim-Vermelho (Brazil)
Vuapa acaciifolia (Benth.) Kuntze; Vouapa acaciifolia (Benth.) Baill.; Outea acaciifolia Benth.
The trees are reported to reach heights of 30 m up to 40 m, with trunk diameters of 100 cm. They develop straight and cylindrical boles without buttresses, free of branches until half of the total tree length.
Macrolobium acaciifolium is reported along river banks and lakes, growing on temporary inundable areas.
This species is reported to be distributed from Guyana, Surinam and Venezuela through the Acre river in Brazil and the Amazon, Nanay and Itaya rivers in Peru.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. I Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays exclusively uniseriate. Prismatic crystals in radial alignment in procumbent ray cells (chambered cells). Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray cells p Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor and taste are reported to be indistinct.
The sapwood is gray, the heartwood is reddish brown in color.
This species is reported to have straight grain.
The texture of the wood is medium.
The wood surface is described as moderate in luster.
Ease of Drying: Drying is slow but without difficulties. Drying Defects: No particular risks of drying defects, subject to normal drying conditions. Kiln Schedules: Schedule proposed as a reference by comparison with well known species taking into account to the general technological behavior of this species.
Machining of this species is fair.
Finishing of this wood is easy.
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