Munguba grande da terra firme
Eriotheca longipedicellata (Ducke) A. Robyns
Munguba (Brazil); Sumaúma-Vermelha (Brazil); Sumaúma-Da-Terra-Firme (Brazil); Munguba Grande Da Terra Firme (Brazil); Mamorana-Da-Terra-Firme (Brazil)
The boles are reported to be straight and cylindrical, with commercial lengths from 8 to 23 m, and diameters from 60 to 80 cm. It presents tall buttresses 2.5 to 4 m tall.
Eriotheca trees are found in primary and secondary forests, growing on well drained sites.
The wood of this species contains a dark resin which can affect processing operations.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ray cell. V Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Axial parenchyma storied. Occasionally prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Occasionally rays storied. Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-I). Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor and taste are reported to be indistinct.
Heartwood and sapwood are indistinct, the wood is yellowish brown to reddish brown.
The grain is usually straight or interlocked.
Medium texture is reported in this species.
This species is low in luster.
The sapwood treats readily. The heartwood is extremely resistant to impregnation.
Ease of Drying: Air seasoning is generally reported to be difficult. Drying Defects: Strong tendency to warp and check, collapse and honeycombing are also reported. Kiln Schedules: Careful drying is recommended.
Sawing of this species is reported to be rather easy.
Planning operations are reported to be easy, yielding smooth surfaces.
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