Endopleura uchi (Huber) Cuatrec.
Pururu (Brazil); Cumatê (Brazil); Axuá (Brazil); Uxi-Liso (Brazil); Uxi (Brazil); Paruru (Brazil); Cumaru-Verdadeiro (Brazil); Atanã (Brazil)
Sacoglottis uchi Huber
E. uchi develops cylindrical and straight stems with an average commercial length of 9 m and an average trunk diameter of about 50 cm.
Vessels exclusively solitary (over 90%). Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Multiple perforation plates. Apotracheal axial parenchyma diffuse and/or diffuse in aggregates. Axial parenchyma in discontinuous tangential lines. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
It has no characteristic odor or taste.
Heartwood and sapwood are slightly distinct. Both are reported to be light reddish-brown.
This species is reported to have straight grain.
The wood is typically medium in texture.
The wood is described as moderate in luster.
The heartwood is untreatable, but the sapwood is reported to be easy to preserve with creosote or CCA salts.
Processing is rated as fair, with bad finishing. Risk of grain tearing and fuzzy surfaces is reported.
Sanding operations are rated as fair, with bad finishing. Fuzzy surfaces are reported.
It is difficult to cut.
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