Aniba canelilla (Kunth) Mez
Cryptocarya canelilla Kunth; Aniba elliptica A.C. Sm.
It is a medium size tree, up to 35 m tall. The commercial length is reported to be 11 m in the average, with an average diameter at breast height of 60 cm. The trunk is straight, with low buttresses.
Aniba canelilla is reported in the terra firme forests of the Amazon basin.
In Brazil it is reported in the Amazonas, Para and Acre states.
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 coarse throughout the ray Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Paratracheal axial parenchyma thin vasicentric. 5 to 8 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Oil and/or mucilage cells at marginal cells of ray parenchyma. Oil and/or mucilage cells associated Septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has a pleasant smell.
The heartwood and sapwood are distinct. The heartwood is dark yellowish-brown and the sapwood is brownish-yellow color.
Irregular grain is reported in this species.
Medium texture is reported in this species.
The wood is described as moderate in luster.
The heartwood is reported to be untreatable.
Ease of Drying: It is moderately difficult to season and kiln dry. Drying Defects: Warping and slight checking are reported. Kiln Schedules: Careful stacking and mild kiln drying are recommended for this species.
Sawing of this species is difficult.
The planing operations are reported to be fair, but the surface quality is bad.
Boring operations are reported to be fair, with a good finishing.
Sanding operations are reported to be fair as well as the finishing.
Finishing of this species is reportedly easy.
EXTERIOR GENERAL, HOUSING GENERAL, TURNING