Ocotea cymbarum Kunth
Louro-Mamorim (Brazil); Louro-Japura (Brazil); Louro-Inamuí (Brazil); Louro-Imbaúba (Brazil); Louro-Gamela (Brazil); Louro-Consuelo (Brazil); Louro-Amarelo (Brazil); Louro (Brazil)
Ocotea barcellensis (Meisn.) Mez; Nectandra barcellensis Meisn.; Misanteca cymbarum (Kunth) Lundell; Licaria cymbarum (Kunth) Pittier
O. cymbarum is a big tree, it is reported to reach total heights of 20 to 30 m.
O. cymbarum is found in the Amazonian forest, in the varzea areas. The species occurs on the official list of threatened Brazilian plants compiled by IBAMA. Vulnerable(IBAMA,2001)
In Brazil it is reported in the basin of the rivers Negro and Solimoes, in Parana do Careiro and Maues.
Tyloses common. Vessel-ray pits larger than the intervessel pits. Intervessel pits large, 10 micras or more. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Oil and/or mucilage cells associated with the axial and/or ray parenchyma (idioblasts). Septate fibers present.
This species has a distinct smell and taste, especially when freshly cut.
The heartwood is yellowish and the sapwood is lighter in color, but not clearly different from the heartwood.
Straight or interlocked grain is common in this species.
This species is reported to have a medium to coarse texture.
Luster is generally moderate to high.
Ease of Drying: Drying is reported to be easy.
Cutting resistance is generally low.
Planing is reported to be easy.
Sanding of this species is reportedly easy.
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