Sangre de toro
Gris-gris (French Guiana); Koko (French Guiana); Gaulette (French Guiana); Wata koko (French Guiana); Baaka koko (French Guiana); Marishiballi (Guyana); Kutaballi (Guyana); Kaura (Guyana); Kairiballi (Guyana); Bururuli (Guyana); Sponsehoedoe (Surinam); Anaura (Surinam); Oiticica (Brazil); Caraipe (Brazil); Parinari (Brazil); Ambure (Colombia); Sangre De Toro (Bolivia); Macucu (Brazil); Cardeiro (Brazil); Capirona (Brazil); Ambure Pichanguillo; Pindainho (Brazil); Ambure Cuero Sapo; Merecure De Montaña
The trees are reported to reach heights of 25 m, with trunk diameters ranging from 40 to 80 cm over the buttresses, with commercial lengths of 12 m.
This genus occurs in Central America and in northern tropical South America. It prefers the drier areas in primary or secondary forests.Some species of Licania are Endenger ~Rare(IBAMA,2001)
It is reported from Costa Rica down to Bolivia.
Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 150 to 200 micras (medium). Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ray cell. Vessel-ray pits small. Simple perforation plates. Axial parenchyma in discontinuous tangential lines. Axial parenchyma bands over 4 per mm. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays exclusively uniseriate. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
It has an unpleasant odor when freshly cut.
The wood is described as brownish in color.
Ease of Drying: It is reported to be easy to air and kiln dry. Drying Defects: Slight warping may occur, with minor or no checking.
Sawmilling of this species is reportedly fairly difficult owing to its silica content.
It is difficult to machine.
Planing operations are rated as difficult. Hardened cutters are recommended.
Boring of this species is reported to be easy.
This species is reported to give a good finish.
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