Pau de cubiú
Dendrobangia boliviana Rusby
Cacha caspi (Ecuador); Roble (Ecuador); Jaboncillo (Ecuador); Arenillo (Colombia)
The tree is reported to develop a fluted bole in the base. It attains a height of about 25 m, up to 40 m in Bolivia. The bole can reach up to 60 cm in diameter.
This species is reported to be widely distributed all over tropical America from Colombia down to Bolivia.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 150 to 200 micras (medium). Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Scalariform perforation plates with more than 15 bars. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. Over 9 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays as wide or wider than the pores. Rays of two distinct sizes. Larger rays width 0. 1 mm or more and 2 mm or more in height. Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Rays exclusively uniseriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Hetero Fibers with distinctly bordered pits. Vessel-fiber pits similar to vessel-ray pits in size and shape.
This species is reported to have a distinct smell.
The sapwood is not clearly differentiated, the heartwood is brown when dry.
The grain is usually straight.
The texture is typically medium to coarse.
It is reported to be moderate in luster.
Machining of this species is reported to be easy.
This species gives a smooth and attractive finishing.
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