Cordia thaisiana G. Agostini
Picana negra (Bolivia); Laurel negro (Ecuador); Tarare (Venezuela); Roble Prieto (Venezuela); Pardillo De Monte (Venezuela); Pardillo (Venezuela); Cautaro (Venezuela); Candelero (Venezuela); Canalete (Venezuela); Alatrique (Venezuela); Pardillo Negro
It is a tall tree, it attains heights from 20 to 40 m, This species is reported to present medium to well developed buttresses.
The geographical range for this species is from south east Mexico and the Antilles down to Venezuela. It also is reported in Bolivia.
Wood diffuse porous. Occasionally vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 to 150 micras (small). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 (abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pit Occasionally axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. Occasionally rays less than 4 per mm (rare). Rays less than 4 per mm (rare). Occasionally larger rays width 0. 1 mm or more and 2 mm or more in height. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor and taste are indistinct.
The sapwood is differentiated, it is pale yellow, the heartwood is brown to yellowish brown when dry.
Straight or interlocked grain is often found in this species.
The wood is reported to be frequently medium textured.
Luster is generally moderate to high.
Ease of Drying: It is reported to dry at a very lowly rate. Drying Defects: A marked tendency to check and end split is reported, but warping is small. Kiln Schedules: Lumber over 2.5 cm in thickness should be air seasoned before drying. Very slow drying is recommended.
Machining of this species is easy to fair.
It has a very smooth and attractive finishing.
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