Tapirira guianensis Aubl.
Witte hoedoe; Wild mahogany; Warimia balli; Warimia; Vanamani; Vagamani; Tatpiririca; Tatapiririca; Tapaculo; Tamoene-nooitjano-atapi-riri; Southern wild mahogany; Saprieran; Redwood; Matawarie nengidjedoe; Matawarie nenge; Masse; Man krappa; Kressi pisie; Jobo liso; Jobillo; Isaparitsi; Guaruba; Gommier viands biche; Gommier viande biche; Dokka; Doka; Djedoe; Danlieba; Corazon colorado; Cedrohy; Cedro nogal; Cedrillo; Caoba de montana; Basa mope; Atapiriri; Ata-apiriri; Anoema latti; Ana-akara; Caoba De Montaña; Bagamani; Tapiriri; Tapirira; Pau Pombo (Brazil); Jobo; Fruta De Paloma; Fruta De Pomba (Brazil); Fresno; Duka; Dooka; Cedroi (Brazil); Ana Akara; Akara; Bois Tapire
Mauria multiflora C. Mart. ex Benth.; Joncquetia paniculata Willd.; Comocladia tapaculo Kunth
The trees are medium to large sized, reaching heights of up to 40 m, with trunk diameters of 80 cm. The boles are cylindrical and fairly straight. They present buttresses.
Tapirira guianensis is a pioneer species found in the primary and secondary forests of tropical America. It is found in varzea and terra firme forests. Despite it grows in dry areas, it is reported to thrive in varzeas and river banks in humid sites. In B
This species is reported to be common in the forests of tropical America.
The wood presents oily spots
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 150 micras (small). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 (abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ray cell. V Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass (8x). Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). Septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor or taste are absent.
The sapwood is not clearly differentiated, the heartwood is pink color.
Straight grain is reported in this species.
The texture is typically medium to coarse.
This wood is described as high in luster.
Cutting behavior is reported to be fair.
Planing gives rough radial surfaces.
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