Cariniana estrellensis (Raddi) Kuntze
Jequitiba (Brazil); Chupa (Brazil); Papelillo Caspi (Peru); Cachimbo (Peru); Cachimbo Caspi (Peru); Abarco (Colombia); Yesquero (Bolivia); Jequitibá (Brazil); Pau-Estopeiro (Brazil); Jeguitibá-Branca (Brazil)
Couratari glaziovii Taub. ex Glaz.; Couratari estrellensis Raddi ; Cariniana excelsa Casar.
The trees are reported to reach heights of up to 40 or 45 m, with trunk diameters of up to 150 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical, with commercial lengths of about 21 m.
Cariniana estrellensis is reportedly on of the biggest trees in tropical America. It is found in primary forests, on humid, deep soils, it is rarely found in the cerrados.Not enough information available to apply the criterion.(CITES,?,1997)
It is commonly found in the forests of tropical America. The species is reported to be distributed northern South America southward to Peru and Bolivia.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 150 micras (small). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Axial parenchyma reticulate. Prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Rays less than 4 per mm (rare). Rays non-storied. Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Non-septate fibers. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
This species is reported to have a vanilla scent.
The sapwood is light pink, the heartwood gradually changes into reddish yellow.
This timber usually has straight or interlocked grain.
The wood is typically medium in texture.
Luster is reported to be moderate.
This timber is reported to be durable, especially when the elements are not in contact with the ground.
It is difficult to preserve with poor absorption of oil based preservatives. High absorption is reported for pressure treatment with CCA salts.
Cutting resistance is generally low.
C. estrellensis is easy to process with power tools.
It is easy to plane.
Boring operations are rather easy.
This species is reported to have a good finishing.
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