Chimarrhis glabriflora Ducke
Jicopo (Ecuador); Intachi (Ecuador); Mecha (Ecuador)
It is reported to grow to heights of 25 m, usually with trunk diameters from 50 to 60 cm, sometimes up to 80 cm. This species has straight, cylindrical boles which are often without buttresses.
Chimarrhis glabriflora is found in primary and secondary forests in Ecuador and Peru, but it is reported to be more abundant especially in the south east tropical rain forest of Ecuador, between the sea level and 1,500 m of altitude.
C. glabriflora occurs in Ecuador and Peru.
Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass (8x). Larger rays more than 4 seriate.
Seasoned wood has no characteristic odor or taste.
The sapwood is moderately differentiated, it is pale yellow. The heartwood is yellow with reddish areas when dry.
This species usually has straight, but sometimes interlocked grain.
The texture of the wood is fine.
It has a moderate to high luster.
Machining operations are rated as easy to fair.
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