Ocotea neesiana (Miq.) Kosterm.
Oreodaphne florulenta Meisn.; Ocotea florulenta (Meisn.) Mez; Nectandra neesiana Miq.
The trees are reported to have commercial lengths of 12 m, with trunk diameters of 70 cm in the average.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 (abundant). Occa Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Oil and/or mucilage cells at marginal cells of ray parenchyma. Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). Septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has a strong pleasant smell.
The wood is slightly differentiated. The heartwood is yellowish brown or pale brown.
The grain is mostly interlocked.
This wood has a somewhat medium texture.
Wood luster is reported to be rather high.
It is resistant to preservative treatment.
Ease of Drying: Air drying is rated as moderate. Drying Defects: Slight cupping is reported.
Sawing of this species is easy.
It is easy to machine.
Planing operations are rated as easy, but very bad finishing is reported because of torn surfaces.
Gluing of this species is easy.
Sanding is rated as good, with fair finishing because of fuzzy surfaces.
The response of this species in finishing is fair.
It is reported to be moderately difficult to cut with hand tools.
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