Americas Regional Workshop (Conservation & Sustainable Management of Trees, Costa Rica, November ) Amburana cearensis. The IUCN Red List. Common Name: Amburana. Amburana cearensis. Trre growing in Parque Nacional Calilegua, Prov. Jujuy Parque Nacional Calilegua, Jujuy. Photograph by. Learn more about the Amburana – with amazing Amburana photos and facts on Arkive.
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The trees are cesrensis, reaching heights of up to 25 or 30 m, with trunk diameters of 50 to 90 cm. The boles have commercial lengths of about 15 m.
The tree has a strong cumarin scent. In Brazil, this species is reported to occur in Northeast region in the areas known as caatingas.
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In Peru, it is also found in well-drained soils of the dry tropical forests. In Bolivia it is found in lowland rain forests and semideciduous forests.
The species is found in Central and South America, including Argentina. In Peru it is reported along the Pachitea river in Huanuco. The nice scented seeds are used as perfume in toilet soaps. The oil present in the tree is used for medicinal purposes. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina to micras medium. Occasionally white deposits in heartwood vessels. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 rare. Vessel-ray pit Occasionally axial parenchyma ambruana with the naked eye.
Axial parenchyma thick lozenge-aliform. Occasionally prismatic crystals in non-chambered axial parenchyma cells. Occasionally prismatic crystals in 4 to 10 rays per mm medium.
Rays 1 to 4 seriate.
Occasionally prismatic crystals in the ray cells. Occasionally septate fibers present. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The sapwood is indistinct from the heartwood, which is described as uniform yellow to medium-brown. Interlocked grain may pose some difficulties. A reduced angle of 20 degrees is recommended for best results. Scientific Name Amburana cearensis Allemao A. Scientific Name Synonyms Torresea cearensis Allemao. Botanical Description The trees are large, reaching heights of up to 25 or 30 m, with trunk diameters of 50 to 90 cm. Natural Habitat In Brazil, this species is reported to occur in Northeast region in the areas known as caatingas.
Non Timber Uses The nice scented seeds are used as perfume in toilet soaps. Odor The wood is distinctly scented like cumarin. Color The sapwood is indistinct from the heartwood, which is described as uniform yellow to medium-brown.
Grain The grain is usually interlocked. Texture Texture is reported to be medium to coarse. Luster The wood exhibits a medium to high luster.
Natural Durability It is resistant to decay and insect attack. Resistance To Impregnation The wood is moderately resistant to preservative treatment. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. Sawing Cerejeira timber is reportedly easy to saw. Rotary Veneer Cutting This species is interesting for slicing and peeling. Sliced Veneer This species is interesting for slicing and peeling.
Blunting Effect It has a slight blunting effect on tools. Planing Interlocked grain may pose some difficulties. Moulding Molding of this species is reported to be easy. Boring Boring properties are reported to be generally good but cutting edges must be cearesis sharp.
Mortising The material is reported to respond rather well to mortising. Nailing Nail-holding properties are good. Gluing Ceaernsis wood is reported to have good gluing qualities. Staining It is reported to take stains well. Coatings This species takes varnishes and paints satisfactorily.
Polishing The wood has good polishing characteristics. Response To Hand Tools The wood has a good response to hand tools.
Amburana cearensis – Wikipedia
General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers. Frames 16 – Woods of cesrensis World. Steps 17 – Tree Conservation Database. Furniture Cabinets 21 – Tropical timbers of the world. Furniture, Luxury 22 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Turning 30 – Embassy of Honduras in Japan. Ornaments 31 – Embassy of Colombia in Japan. Knife Handles 33 – Embassy of Gabon in Japan. Containers 50 – Properties of imported tropical woods.
Cooperage 51 – Recopilacion de propiedades mecanicas de maderas creciendo en Chile. Handcraft 66 – Maderas latinoamericanas.