Vochysia leguiana J.F. Macbr.
Tamburo (Ecuador); Tambor (Ecuador)
Vochysia leguiana Stafleu
This species is reported to be a medium size tree with heights between 20 to 25 m. The diameter at breast height is commonly 60 cm in the average. Occasionally with small buttresses of 0.5 m long.
Vochysia leguiana is found in the tropical forests below 1,200 m of altitude. It prefers well drained soils.
Peru and Ecuador.
Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Tyloses common. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confluent. Rays of two distinct sizes. Larger rays width 0. 1 mm or more and 2 mm or more in height.
The wood of this species has a pleasant smell when dry.
The sapwood is not clearly differentiated, the heartwood is pink color.
The grain is frequently straight.
The wood is mostly coarse in texture.
The wood surfaces tend to be moderately to highly lustrous
The genus Vochysia is reported to be prone to biological attack.
Wood of Vochysia is reported to be permeable to preservative substances.
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