Calycophyllum multiflorum Griseb.
Pau Mulato (Brazil)
Calycophyllum spruceanum var. multiflorum (Griseb.
The tree reaches heights up to 30 m, with straight, well formed boles.
It is reported in Bolivia in the departments of Tarija, Chuquisaca and Santa Cruz.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Vessels per mm2 more than 20 (very abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-r Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass (8x). Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Larger rays more than 4 seriate. Heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor and taste are reported to be indistinct.
Sapwood and heartwood are not clearly differentiated. The wood is white yellowish in color, with faint light brown streaks.
This species is reported to have straight grain.
The wood is fine textured.
This species is reported to be durable or moderately durable. It has a moderate resistance against decay and termites attack.
C. multiflorum is reported to be somewhat permeable, with low absorption of oil based preservatives but good absorption of CCA salts.
Ease of Drying: It is reported to air dry rapidly. Drying Defects: It has a tendency to checking and cupping, severe casehardening is also reported.
Sawing operations are rated as fair.
This timber is considered to be moderately difficult to process.
Planing operations are reported to be fair.
Finishing of this species is reportedly easy.
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