Garapa (Apuleia leiocarpa)

 
 
 
 

Family - Leguminosae
Distribution - Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Eastern Peru.
Other Names: Amarelino, Apuleia praecox, Amarelinno, Amarello, Barajuba, Amarela, Gema-de-ovo, Grapia, Grapiapuna, Grapiapunha, Grapiapunha branca, Grapiapunna, Ibira piapuna, Ibira-pere, Jatai-amarelo, Jutahy, Madera manchada, Muirajuba, Muirataua, Pau cetim, Pau mulato, Puna, Ybere-pere
Characteristics: The Sapwood is narrow and whitish in colour, while the heartwood is mainly yellowish, varying from yellow-brown - Yellow-pink. The wood is lustrous, with a strain grain and fine, uniform texture. The wood is hard, heavy, tough and strong and weighs from 800 - 960 kg.m3 when dry.
Working Qualities: Easy to work, finishing smoothly. Might need to pre-drill nails and screws.
Uses: Construction, decking and canoes.

 
 
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