Ceiba samauma (Mart.) K. Schum.
Samauma (Brazil); Ceiba (Colombia); Toborochi (Bolivia); Samahuma (Peru); Huimba (Peru); Huimba Negra (Peru)
Eriodendron samauma Mart.
It is a very large tree, up to 40 m in height, it develops a trunk diameter of about 120 cm or more above the well developed buttresses. Heights over 40 m and trunk diameters of up to 200 cm are also possible.
Ceiba samauma is a pioneer, fast growing, species found in the humid areas of primary forests and in secondary forests.
The geographical range for this species is the Amazonian forest of Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Bolivia.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ray cell. O Occasionally axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Axial parenchyma storied. Occasionally prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. 3 to 4 cells per pa Occasionally rays less than 4 per mm (rare). Larger rays width 0. 1 mm or more and 2 mm or more in height. Rays non-storied. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has no discernible odor or taste.
The sapwood is white, the heartwood is yellowish red color.
The grain is mostly straight
The wood is reported to have a coarse texture.
The wood is described as moderate in luster.
Sawing of this species is reported to be rather easy.
Planing operations are rather easy.
Molding operations are rather easy.
This species is easy to bore.
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