Peltophorum vogelianum Benth.
Peltophorum dubium (Spreng.) Taub.; Caesalpinia dubia Spreng.; Brasilettia dubia (Spreng.) Kuntze
It is a medium size tree, it attains heights from 15 to 25 m, with a diameter at breast height between 50 to 70 cm.
Peltophorum vogelianum is a pioneer species found along the river banks, in primary and secondary forests. It prefers humid, deep clayey soils.
It is reported to grow in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Goias and Mato Grosso do Sul until Parana.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 150 to 200 micras (medium). Occasionally white deposits in heartwood vessels. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pit Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Prismatic crystals in chambered axial parenchyma cells and/or in fibers. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays 1 to 2 seriate. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The wood has no specific odor or taste.
The heartwood is pinkish or reddish brown, often with darker purple streaks.
The orientation of the grain is mostly wavy or interlocked.
Coarse texture is reported for this species.
This species is high in luster.
This species is reported to have good durability in dry places.
The heartwood is reported to be difficult to preserve, but the sapwood is more amenable to preservation.
Ease of Drying: It is reported to be easy to dry. No defects are reported.
Machining is considered satisfactory, but pick up grain is reported.
Pick up grain is reported while planing.
Pre-boring is recommended.
This species has a good to fair behavior in gluing.
This species has a good to fair behavior in finishing.
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