Ardisia cubana A. DC.
Tinus cubana (A. DC.) Kuntze; Parathesis cubana (A. DC.) Molinet & M. Gomez
It attains total heights of about 30 m and 50 to 70 cm of diameter, with a commercial stem of 24 m in the average. The tree is reported to develop an irregular stem.
This species is reported to be common in the subtropical rain forests of Bolivia.
Bolivia, especially in the departments of Santa Cruz, Beni, La Paz, Pando and Cochabamba.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 (abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and s Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Axial parenchyma storied. Siliceous bodies in the axial parenchyma cells. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays non-storied. Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Non-septate fibers. Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Seasoned wood has no characteristic odor or taste.
The sapwood is pink, changing gradually into the heartwood which is light reddish brown
It has interlocked grain.
Fine texture is reported in this species.
Luster is reported to be moderate.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is reported to be easy and fast. Drying Defects: When tension wood is present, warp is reported. Risk of distortion when interlocked grain is present. pieces are dried. Kiln Schedules: Careful drying is recommended.
Cutting resistance is generally low.
Planing is reported to be easy.
Boring of this species is reported to be easy.
This species is reported to be easy to finish.
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