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English name:Ipe
International Synonyms:Tajibo
Scientific name:Tabebuia serratifolia
Common names:tahuari, ebony. Venezuela: araguaney poi, dust, puy. Bolivia: ipe, tajibo. Colombia: añaguate purple powder, purple oak. Brazil: iperoxo, Lapacho, paudarco

Description of the wood

Color:When freshly cut, the outer layers of wood (sapwood) creamy yellow layers and inter nas (heartwood) deep yellow, between both layers a sharp contrast in color. In the air-dried wood is taken sapwood yellow HUE 8/6 2.5Y and yellow-brown heartwood HUE 6/8 10YR
Grain:Straight to interlocked
Bright:Low to medium
Banned:Overlapped arches defined yellowish mottling; presents narrow bands found
Odor:Not distinctive
Taste:Not distinctive

Wood properties

Artificial drying behavior:good
Natural durability:High
Use:The wood is used in heavy construction, bodywork, woodwork, sleepers, flooring, parquet, tool handles, poles, bridges. marine constructions

Physical and mechanical properties

Basic Density:0.92 g/cm3 Kg/m3