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English name:Garapa

International Synonyms:Apoleya leiocarpa (J. Vogel) Gleason; Apoleya molaris (Spruce ex Bentham) Gleason; Apuleia molaris Spruce ex Bentham; Apuleia proecox C. Martius; Leptolobium Leiocarpum J. Vogel

Scientific name:Apuleia leiocarpa

Common names:ana, ana caspi. Bolivia: almendrillo yellow. Colombia: copper. Venezuela: skunk crawled


Origin:South American

Wood Description

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


Texture:fine to medium Bright:Moderate or medium

Banned:Shortly overlapping arcs defined by cough, slightly differentiated and in narrow bands parallel satina das, with gold highlights.

Odor:Distinctive, like almonds

Taste:Not distinctive

Wood Properties

Natural drying behavior:Stable

Artificial drying behavior:Good behavior to drying, stable. Minor cracks and deformations

Natural durability:Durable, resistant to attack by fungi and insect attack moderate.

Use:Wood being hard, is used by the locals for making canoes, boat hulls in construction na vouchers; well in body, heavy structures, buildings stanchions, columns, beams, columns, sleepers, parquet floors, posts , decorative plates, door frames and windows.

Physical and Mechanical Properties

Basic Density:0.70 g/cm3 Kg/m3