Roupala montana Aubl.
Louro Faia (Brazil); Faeira (Brazil); Carvalho Do Brazil (Brazil); Carne De Vaca (Brazil); Louro-Faia (Brazil); Faieira (Brazil)
Roupala discolor Rusby; Roupala dentata R. Br.; Roupala darienensis Pittier; Roupala complicata Kunth; Roupala borealis Hemsl.; Roupala boissieriana Meisn.; Roupala arvensis Barb. Rodr.
Roupala trees are reported to straight, with commercial boles 12 m long and 55 cm in diameter.
Roupala montana is reported to grow in the savanna forests of Bolivia.
Occasionally vessels in tangential pattern. Vessels solitary and in short tangential multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 150 micras (small). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. Intervesse Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). Siliceous bodies in the axial parenchyma cells. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. Axial parenchyma bands under 4 per mm. Rays less than 4 per mm (rare). Rays as wide or wider than the pores. Rays of two distinct sizes. Larger rays width 0. 1 mm or more and 2 mm or more in height. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Rays exclusively uniseriate. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Heterogen Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
It has no characteristic odor or taste.
The heartwood is brown , distinct from the light reddish brown sapwood
The grain is usually straight.
A coarse texture is reported in this species.
Luster is reported to be moderate.
The sapwood is reported as easy to preserve.
Drying Defects: Slight risk of warping and checking.
It is easy to machine.
Planing is easy, with a fair finishing.
Boring operations are easy to fair.
It is easy to sand.
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