Pterogyne nitens Tul.
Vivaró; Pau Fava (Brazil); Ibiráro; Ibiraró; Ibiraro; Guiáro; Guiaro; Tapia Colorado; Viraro; Palo Rosa; Palo Amargo; Ibiróro; Ibyraro; Ebiraro; Amendoim (Brazil)
Tree size attains a height of about 20 to 35 m, with a trunk diameter of 60 to 95 cm. It is reported to develop a cylindrical but irregular stem, with commercial lengths of 7 to 15 m.
Pterogyne nitens grows within an area of seasonally dry subtropical forests. It is a pioneer species found in secondary forests on sandy, well drained sites in open areas. It is known or inferred that the harvesting of specimens from the wild for internat
It is found from northern Argentina up to Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia.
The sawdust of this species is sometimes used as a source of purple color.
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 10 to 20 (abundant). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pi Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Paratracheal axial parenchyma scanty and/or vasicentric. Occasionally axial parenchyma lozenge-aliform. Occasionally axial parenchyma confluent. Axial parenchyma storied. Prismatic crystals in non-ch 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays storied. Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in radial alignment in procumbent ray cells (chambered cells). Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Homogeneous rays and/or sub-homogeneous rays (all ray cells procumbent). Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
P. nitens is reported to have a pleasant smell.
The pink sapwood is slightly differentiated from the heartwood which is reddish yellow.
The grain is mostly interlocked.
The wood is mostly medium in texture.
This species is high in luster.
This species is reported as durable, especially when it is not in contact with the ground.
Wood of this species is easy to cut.
Machining operations are reported to be relatively easy, allowing a good surface finishing.
Finishing of this species is reportedly easy.
It has a moderate response to steam bending.
This timber is reported to be similar to Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla).
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