Rapanea laetevirens Mez
Palo san antonio; Canelon; Boisarrade; Badula; Canelón (Bolivia); Yuruma (Bolivia)
Myrsine laetevirens (Mez) Arechav.
The trees are reported to develop well-formed and cylindrical boles with a total height of 20 m.
Rapanea laetevirens is found in the subtropical rain forests of Bolivia.
The bark (powder) of this tree is reported to be used in Bolivia for traditional poison fishing.
Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Intervessel pits small, 7 micras or less. Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass (8x). Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays less than 4 per mm (rare). Larger rays width 0. 1 mm or more and 2 mm or more in height. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Oil and/or mucilage cells associated w
The sapwood and hardwood are not differentiated, the wood is whitish brown color, with dark pink streaks.
The grain is mostly straight
This species is usually reported to have a coarse texture.
This species is reported to have low natural durability.
It is highly permeable and it presents good absorption of preservatives.
Ease of Drying: Reportedly, it is not difficult to dry. Moderate rates are recommended to avoid defects. Drying Defects: Surface and end checking when strong programs are used.
Sawing of this species is reported to be rather easy.
It is easy to machine.
Planing is reported to be easy.
Boring operations are rather easy.
This species has a bad finishing because of its coarse grain.
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