Ocotea javitensis (Kunth) Pittier
Chachajillo (Ecuador); Pinchimuyo (Ecuador); Quillo Ajua (Ecuador); Canelo Amarillo (Ecuador)
Laurus javitensis Kunth
The trees are reported to reach heights of 30 m, with trunk diameters of 100 cm. O. javitensis presents 3 to 5 flat buttresses, which are 1.5 m tall.
This species occurs in the primary tropical rain forests It is reported to be more abundant and better developed especially in areas between 600 to 1,300 m of altitude. Below 600 m it is usually a small tree.
Ecuador and Peru.
Under the common name "Canelo amarillo" some more species are considered.
Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally axial parenchyma aliform. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. Axial parenchyma oblique and/or sinuous.
This species is reported to have a pleasant smell
The sapwood is differentiated, it is pale yellow, the heartwood is pale brown.
Straight or interlocked grain is often found in this species.
Medium texture is reported in this species.
This wood is commonly of high luster.
Silica Content: It has a low silica content of 0.03% in the average. Silica Value: 0.03
Cutting resistance is generally low.
It is easy to plane.
Molding of this species is reported to be easy.
This species is difficult to bore.
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