Eschweilera juruensis R. Knuth
Machimango (Peru); Mambarklak; Mata Mata; Mata Rojo (Colombia); Mata (Colombia); Machimango Blanco (Peru)
The trees are reported to reach heights of 40 m, with trunk diameters ranging from 90 to 110 cm. The boles are cylindrical or slightly fluted, with small but thick buttresses.
Eschweilera juruensis grows in the varzea and terra firme forests.
The geographical range for this species is the tropical forest of Colombia and Peru. In Peru it is found in the departments of Loreto, Ucayali and Huanuco.
Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines (included in reticulate and scalariform). Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant).
Odor or taste are absent.
The sapwood is not clearly differentiated, the heartwood is pale brown when dry.
The grain is mostly interlocked.
This species is reported to have a medium to coarse texture.
This species is low in luster.
It is very durable against decay. This species is very resistant against termites and it is not attacked by Lyctus.
This timber is reported to respond poorly to preservative treatment.
Ease of Drying: It is reported to dry easily. Drying Defects: Some warping is reported, it can be serious in case of timber with irregular grain.
This species splits easily, making the machining operations difficult.
It finishes smoothly.
EXTERIOR GENERAL, crossties, HOUSING GENERAL, beams, parquet, fittings