Guatteria hyposericea Diels
It is reported to reach 20 to 30 m in height, with a trunk diameter of about 25 to 50 cm. The bark, which can be removed in large stripes, is used for rural constructions.
Guatteria hyposericea prefers the inundable or temporary flooded primary forests.
The geographical range for this species is the Brazilian and Peruvian Amazonia.
Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). 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. Occasionally oil and/or mucilage cells associated with the axial and/or ray parenchyma (idioblasts). Occasionally fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
The wood has no specific odor or taste.
The sapwood is differentiated. The heartwood is reddish brown in color.
The grain is frequently straight.
The texture of the wood is frequently coarse.
Timber of this species is moderate in luster.
It is non-durable when exposed to the weather or in contact with the ground.
Residual stresses present in the wood may cause defects while processing the timber.
This timber can be impregnated fairly easily.
Drying Defects: Risk of warping and checking is reported. Kiln Schedules: Careful drying is recommended.
Cutting operations are easy, but sometimes woolly surfaces are reported.
Wood processing is reported to be easy.
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