Glycydendron amazonicum Ducke
Glícia (Brazil); Pau-De-Casca-Doce (Brazil); Mirindiba-Doce (Brazil); Gitó (Brazil)
Commercial lengths of 10 m, with average diameters from 60 to 70 cm are reported. The logs are straight and cylindrical.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 150 micras (small). White deposits in heartwood vessels. Tyloses common. Occasionally vessels per mm2 less than 6. Vessel-ray pits similar to interv Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. Axial parenchyma in discontinuous tangential lines. Axial parenchyma oblique and/or sinuous. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Occasionally prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
Odor or taste are absent.
The heartwood and sapwood are distinct. The heartwood is reddish-yellow and sapwood white color.
This timber usually has straight or wavy grain.
Texture is mostly fine to medium.
The wood luster is reported to be rather moderate.
The heartwood of this species is reported to be untreatable with water soluble products.
Processing is reported to be easy, but finishing is rated as bad because of torn surfaces.
Boring operations are easy, but with a fair finishing. Torn grain and fuzzy surfaces are reported.
Sanding operations are rated as easy, but fuzzy surfaces can occur.
It is difficult to cut with hand saws.
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