Buchenavia oxycarpa (Mart.) Eichler
Granadillo (Puerto Rico); Biridiba (Brazil); Amarillo (Venezuela); Isulleja (Ecuador); Blanquillo (Bolivia)
Terminalia oxycarpa Mart.; Buchenavia punctata Eichler
Trees of the B. oxycarpa are reported to be medium to large sized, reaching heights up to 20 m, with commercial lengths of 15 m and diameters at breast height from 40 to 70 cm.
This species is reported in subtropical rain forests.
The geographical range for this species is the Amazonian forests. In Brazil it is reported to grow in the Para state.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 150 to 200 micras (medium). Vestured pits. Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 (abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in s Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Axial parenchyma confluent. Occasionally axial parenchyma in discontinuous tangential lines. Prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Styloids and/or elongate crystals in axial pa Rays exclusively uniseriate. Crystal sand in ray cells. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Occasionally heterogeneous rays and/or multiseriate heterogeneous rays. Body ray cells procumbent with one row of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-III). Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
Odor and taste are reported to be indistinct.
The sapwood is light yellow, the heartwood is very light brown color.
Straight or interlocked grain is often found in this species.
This species is usually reported to have a fine texture.
This species is reported to have a moderate to high luster.
This species is reported as durable, especially when it is not in contact with the ground.
It is a moderately permeable wood, with good preservative absorption.
Ease of Drying: It is reported to dry slowly. Drying Defects: Risk of checking and warping. Casehardening is also reported. Kiln Schedules: Although it has no important risk, careful drying is recommended.
The response of this wood in sawing is fair.
The workability of this species is reported to be fair.
Planing operations are reported to be fair.
The response of this species to boring operations is fair.
Finishing of this species is reportedly easy.
It is reported to have similar characteristics to "white oak" (Quercus alba).
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