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Specie - Abiurana

Abiurana
Other names
abiorana, abiu, abiurana, abiurana vermelha (Brazil), caimito (Colombia), akoinsiba, jauna d'oeur (French Guyana), asepoko (Guyana), jamboka, jan snijder (Surinam), caimito morado, carrizalero (Venezuela). Pay attention. There are many timber species in Brazil called abiurana. Misfiring is large. Names from West-Amazonia often differ from eastern names.
Botanic name
Pouteria guianensis Aubl., Pouteria caimito (R. & P.) Radlk., Pouteria paraensis, P. manausensis, P. spec. different.
Family
Sapotaceae
Growth area
Tropical South America.
Wood species
hardwood timber
Volumic mass
(1100-)1030- 1170(-1250) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content, green timber 1280 kg/m3.
Sustainability
Moulds, very durable. Termites unknown. Borers moderate durable to durable. Navy borers durable.
Illustration
©2001 Stichting Centrum Hout - Almere

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