Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Araracanga (Aspidosperma macrocarpon) page. H Aspidosperma macrocarpon Mart. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Aspidosperma (family Apocynaceae). Synchronism between Aspidosperma macrocarpon (Apocynaceae) resources allocation and the establishment of the gall inducer Pseudophacopteron sp.
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The size of the mature tree is reported to be small to medium, attaining heights up to 20 to 30 m, and diameters of about 40 to 60 cm. The boles are often straight and cylindrical, covered with a typically ridged bark. Aspidosperma species exudate a milk. It is found in lowland and low elevation aspidospermq rain forests up to m of altitude, in primary and secondary formations.
In Brazil, the range for this species is the cerrado forests. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or less very small. Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 abundant.
ARARACANGA (Aspidosperma macrocarpon)
Vessel-ray pits similar to intervessel pits in size and shape. In Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass 8x. Rays more than 10 per mm abundant. Fibers with distinctly bordered pits.
It is considered to be moderately difficult to season Drying Defects: Minor warping and checking are reported. In Peru cupping is reported. Careful drying is recommended.
Aspidosperma macrocarpon – Wikispecies
Scientific Name Aspidosperma macrocarpon Mart. Scientific Name Synonyms Macaglia macrocarpa Mart. Botanical Description The size of the mature tree is reported to be small to medium, attaining heights up to 20 to 30 m, and diameters of about 40 to 60 cm.
Natural Habitat It is found in lowland and low elevation montane rain forests up to m of altitude, in primary and secondary macrkcarpon. Wood Macro Photo Radial Plane. Odor typical odor, bitter taste.
Color The sapwood is yellow, the heartwood is reddish yellow color. Grain It has interlocked grain. aspicosperma
Texture Fine texture is reported in this species. Luster Luster is moderate to high. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. Drying Defects Ease of Nacrocarpon Actual Dry Kiln Program http: Sawing Cutting resistance is generally low. Planing This species is easy to plane. Azpidosperma Molding operations are fair. Boring Boring operations are reported to be fair.
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