Casca Doce (Brazil); Burahém (Brazil); Abiurana-Vermelha (Brazil); Abiurana (Brazil)
It is a very large tree, it attains heights of 30 to 40 m and diameters up to 100 cm. It is reported to present 3 to 4 buttresses, the bark exudates a sweet latex.
Pradosia trees prefer well drained soils.
Pradosia is reported in the northern South American Amazon Forest. In Brazil it is found in the Amazonas and Para states.
Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Intervessel pits small, 7 micras or less. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Occasionally axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Silica bodies in the ray cells.
It has no characteristic odor, but occasionally bitter taste is reported.
The sapwood is slightly different from the heartwood. The wood is grayish brown in color, with darker streaks.
The grain is usually straight or interlocked.
Fine to medium texture is reported in this species.
This wood is commonly of low luster.
It is considered to be resistant against decay, but its resistance under exposed conditions is doubtful.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is reported to be fairly rapid. Drying Defects: Risk of checking and warping is reported.
The response of this species to machining operations is fair.
This species is reported to be easy to finish.
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