Cabralea canjerana (Vell.) Mart.
Congerana; Canxarana (Brazil); Cancharana (Brazil); Pau De Santo (Brazil); Cajarana (Brazil); Cangerana (Brazil); Chanchorena (Argentina); Canjarana (Brazil); Cangerana-Mirin (Brazil); Cedro cangerana (Brazil)
Trichilia canjerana Vell.; Cabralea oblongifoliola C. DC.; Cabralea brachystachya C. DC.
The trees are reported to reach heights of up to 35 m, with trunk diameters of 70 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical, up to 15 m long, occasionally hollow in the base. It presents buttresses up to 1.5 m tall.
Cabralea canjerana is found in the Amazon region in the submontane cerrado forests, it is reported up to 2,000 m of altitude.
It is found in tropical South America.
It is used for construction, in Ecuador it is used for plywood faces. Locally it is considered superior to Spanish Cedar (Cedrela sp.) in quality.
Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Axial parenchyma apparent with the naked eye. Occasionally axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma in thick bands. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Septate fibers present.
Odor is reported to be distinct and pleasant.
The sapwood is differentiated, it is pale brown, the heartwood is reddish yellow when dry.
The grain can be wavy, interlocked or irregular.
This wood has a somewhat medium texture.
The wood exhibits a moderate to high luster.
Sawing of this species is easy.
Care should be taken to avoid chipping out when wavy grain is present.
This species has a good to fair behavior in gluing.
Finishing of this species is reportedly easy.
The behavior in polishing is good to fair.
Response to hand tools is reported to be good.
FURNITURE AND CABINETS