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  • English name: Garapa 
  • International Synonyms: Apoleya leiocarpa (J. Vogel) Gleason; Apoleya molaris (Spruce ex Bentham) Gleason; Apuleia molaris Spruce ex Bentham; Apuleia proecox C. Martius; Leptolobium Leiocarpum J. Vogel 
  • Scientific name: Apuleia leiocarpa 
  • Common names: ana, ana caspi. Bolivia: almendrillo yellow. Colombia: copper. Venezuela: skunk crawled 
  • Family: Fabaceae-Caesalpiniodeae 
  • Origin: South American 

Description of the Wood

  • Color: When freshly cut, the outer layers of wood (sapwood) creamy yellow layers and inter nas (heartwood) deep yellow, between both layers a sharp contrast in color. In the air-dried wood is taken sapwood yellow HUE 8/6 2.5Y and yellow-brown heartwood HUE 6/8 10YR 
  • Grain: Crusader 
  • Texture: fine to medium 
  • Bright: Moderate or medium 
  • Banned: Shortly overlapping arcs defined by cough, slightly differentiated and in narrow bands parallel satina das, with gold highlights. 
  • Odor: Distinctive, like almonds 
  • Taste: Not distinctive 

Description of the Wood

  • Natural drying behavior: Stable 
  • Artificial drying behavior: Good behavior to drying, stable. Minor cracks and deformations 
  • Natural durability: Durable, resistant to attack by fungi and insect attack moderate. 
  • Use: Wood for being hard, is used by the locals for making canoes, boat hulls in construction na vouchers; well in body, heavy structures, buildings stanchions, columns, beams, columns, sleepers, parquet floors, posts , decorative plates, door frames and windows. 

Physical and Mechanical properties

  • Basic Density: 0.70 g/cm3 Kg/m3 

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