Aspidosperma macrocarpon Mart.
Araracanga (Brazil); Volador (Mexico); Maparana (Brazil); Cabo De Hacha (Venezuela); Amarillo (Venezuela); Venezuela (Venezuela); Costillo (Colombia); Canelo (Colombia); Gabetillo (Bolivia); Pumaquiro (Peru)
Macaglia macrocarpa (Mart.) Kuntze
The size of the mature tree is reported to be small to medium, attaining heights up to 20 to 30 m, and diameters of about 40 to 60 cm. The boles are often straight and cylindrical, covered with a typically ridged bark. Aspidosperma species exudate a milk
It is found in lowland and low elevation montane rain forests up to 700 m of altitude, in primary and secondary formations. In Brazil, the range for this species is the cerrado forests.
In Brazil it is reported to grow in the states of Bahia, Minas Gerais, Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo. In Peru, in the departments of Loreto, Ucayali and San Martin.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 (abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. In Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass (8x). Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Occasionally paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays exclusively uniseriate. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
typical odor, bitter taste
The sapwood is yellow, the heartwood is reddish yellow color.
It has interlocked grain.
Fine texture is reported in this species.
Luster is moderate to high.
Ease of Drying: Slow air drying. It is considered to be moderately difficult to season Drying Defects: Minor warping and checking are reported. In Peru cupping is reported. Kiln Schedules: Careful drying is recommended.
US-T7-B3; UK-E; JUNAC-B
Cutting resistance is generally low.
This species is easy to plane.
Molding operations are fair.
Boring operations are reported to be fair.
Nailing properties are poor.
EXTERIOR GENERAL, bridges, poles, stakes posts, crossties, HOUSING GENERAL, flooring, parquet, steps, FURNITURE AND CABINETS, PLYWOOD AND VENEER, Decorative veneer, TOOLS, tool handles, PACKING, heavy packing