Yawarridana (Guyana); Tachyseiro Branco (Brazil); Zapatero Blanco (Venezuela); Jíbaro (Ecuador); Milongo (Bolivia); Ucshaquiro Blanco (Peru); Taxi (Brazil); Tapacaré (Brazil); Tapia; Passuaré (Brazil); Passariuva Preta (Brazil); Passariuva Clara (Brazil); Ingauçú (Brazil); Gramamunha (Brazil); Carapuçú (Brazil); Canela Freijó (Brazil); Cainga (Brazil); Arapuçú (Brazil); Angá (Brazil); Passariuva (Brazil)
The tree is reported to attain a height of about 30 m and diameter of 70 cm, with commercial lengths of 19 m in the average.
Sclerolobium trees are found in secondary forests, growing on well drained soils
This genus is distributed in northern South America down to Bolivia.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. I Paratracheal axial parenchyma thin vasicentric. Occasionally axial parenchyma lozenge-aliform. Occasionally prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays exclusively uniseriate. Occasionally silica bodies in the ray cells. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Occasionally septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor or taste are absent.
The sapwood is pink, the heartwood is very light brown color.
Interlocked grain is reported in this species.
This species is usually reported to have a coarse texture.
This wood is commonly of high luster.
Silica Content: This species has a negligible silica content (0.04%). Silica Value: 0.04
Wood of this species is easy to cut.
This species is easy to plane.
Boring operations are reported to be fair.
It is easy to mortise.
Sanding of this species is reportedly easy.
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