Enterolobium maximum Ducke
Timburi (Brazil); Timboriúva (Brazil); Timbaúba (Brazil); Tamboril (Brazil); Tambori (Brazil); Monjolo (Brazil); Faveira-Folha-Fina (Brazil); Fava-Orelha-De-Negro (Brazil); Fava-Folha-Fina (Brazil); Chimbó (Brazil); Carova (Brazil)
This species develops straight and cylindrical boles. The boles reach commercial lengths of up to 14 m, with trunk diameters ranging from 50 to 70 cm.
This species occurs in the Amazonian forest of Brazil.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Occasionally vessels with colored deposits. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits simi Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Axial parenchyma lozenge-aliform. Occasionally prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. 3 to 4 cells per parenchyma strand. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Occasionally septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
It has no distinct odor or taste.
The heartwood is light brown to pinkish gray distinct from the white sapwood.
This species is reported to have interlocked grain.
Texture is usually medium to coarse.
Luster is usually moderate.
It is reported to have low durability against fungi and insects.
It is easily treatable with good retention of preservative substances.
Planing operations are easy, but it has a bad finishing
Sanding operations are easy, with a good finishing.
HOUSING GENERAL, boards, panelling, FURNITURE AND CABINETS, common furniture, PLYWOOD AND VENEER, cores, common veneer, TURNING, cutlery, BENDING, tennis rackets, SPORTS, table tennis, TOOLS, tool handles, PACKING, light packing, NAVAL CONSTRUCTION, boats, OTHER AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, handicrafts, door core