Micropholis venulosa (Mart. & Eichler) Pierre
Curupixa (Brazil); Guajará (Brazil); Rosadinho (Brazil); Guaiçara (Brazil); Glícia (Brazil); Curupita (Brazil)
Pouteria cataractae Baehni; Platyluma calophylloides (Pierre) Baill.; Micropholis rigida Pierre; Micropholis mucronata Pierre; Micropholis calophylloides Pierre; Meioluma guianensis Baill.; Lucuma venulosa Spruce ex Mart. & Eichler
The trees have commercial lengths of 10 to 20 m, with trunk diameters of 50 to 80 cm , up to 100 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical, with low buttresses up to 1.5 m.
Micropholis venulosa is found in primary forests in the Guyanas and the Amazon basin. It prefers fertile soils.
Guyanas and the Amazon basin.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels in diagonal and/or radial pattern. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less. Tyloses common. Occasionally vessels per mm2 more than 20. Simple perforation p Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Axial parenchyma in narrow bands on lines up to 3 cells wide. Axial parenchyma bands over 4 per mm. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays commonly 2 seriate. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows of upright and/or square margina Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor or taste are absent.
The color of the heartwood is dark brown to brown, the sapwood is light brown.
The direction of the grain is straight to wavy.
This species is usually reported to have a fine texture.
The wood is described as moderate in luster.
It is moderately resistant to white-rot fungi and very resistant to brown rot fungi, but susceptible to termites attack.
The sapwood is easy to preserve.
Boring is reported to be easy.
Finishing of this wood is easy.
It is difficult to cut with hand tools.
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