Abarco

Other names
cedro macho, jequitiba rosa (Brazil), albarco (Colombia), bacu (Venezuela), red jequitiba (Great-Brittan)
Botanic name
Cariniana brasiliensis Casar., C. legalis O. Ktze., C. pyriformis Miers
Family
Lecythidaceae
Growth area
Colombia, Venuzuela, Brasil.
Wood species
loofhout
Volumic mass
(600-)680 (-750) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber 900-950 kg/m3.
Sustainability
heartwood II. Especially the dark coloured timber. Under tropical conditions abarco is well resistant against infestation by insects and termites.

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