Otoba parvifolia (Markgr.) A.H. Gentry
Gabún (Bolivia); Otoba (Venezuela); Aguanillo (Peru); Sangre Blanca (Ecuador); Llora Sangre (Ecuador); Bella María (Ecuador); Sangre De Gallina (Ecuador); Cuangare (Ecuador); Otoba (Colombia); Sangre de Toro (Bolivia); Cuangare
Myristica otoba var. glaucescens A. DC.; Dialyanthera parvifolia Markgr.
This tree is reported to attain heights of 30 m and diameters of 90 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical
O. parvifolia is reported to grow in the tropical and subtropical forests of South America.
It is found from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador through Peru, Brazil and Bolivia.
Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). Rays of two distinct sizes.
The wood has no specific odor or taste.
The sapwood is not differentiated, the heartwood is light brown color.
The grain is mostly straight
This wood has a somewhat medium texture.
The wood surface is described as high in luster.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is reported to be fairly rapid. Drying Defects: Risk of crooking and twisting is reported.
Sawing of this species is easy.
Machining operations are rather easy.
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