Ipe

Tajibo, Bethabara, Lapacho, Apamate

Tabebuia impetiginosa

DISTRIBUTION AREA

Tajibo can be found in forest ranging from humid subtropical to dry
temperate forest. Departments of Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Tarija,
Beni and Pando.

TREE DESCRIPTION

Tree Top

Medium size; Intense green foliage, composite-oposite leaves

Trunk

Straight and cylindrical with commercial heights up to 30 m*

Bark

Brown - Grayish color, corrugated, with longitudinal cracks.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Sapwood Color
Light brown

Odor
Peculiar

Luster
None

Striped
Tenuous

Hearthwood Color
Brown -grayish with greenish jaspers

Taste
Indistinct

Grain
interlocked

Texture
Fine to medium

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Moisture Content (Green Lumber)
53 %

Basic Density
0,89 g/cm3

Density
(12% MOISTURE CONTENT) 0,93 g/cm3

Radisal Shrinkage
7,4 %

Tangential Shrinkage
10,1 %

Volumetric Shrinkage
18,44 %

Rate T/R
1,36

MECHANICAL RESISTANCE

Modulus of Elasticity
169 1000 Kg/cm2

Modulus of Rupture
2046 Kg/cm2

Compression Parallel tp Grain
1021 Kg/cm2

Quartered Sawed
169 Kg/cm2

Lateral Hardness
1665 Kg

Impact Bending
6,5 Kg-m

TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR PROCESSING

Machining
Is moderately difficult to saw and sand. . Is prepare the wood and to work it carefully to avoid cracking. Impermeable Extremely durable to attack of xylophagous agents, even in extreme conditions A severe kiln schedule is recommended, with some risks of

Preservation
Impermeable

Natural Durability
Extremely durable to attack of xylophagous agents, even in extreme conditions

Drying
A severe kiln schedule is recommended, with some risks of twisting and cracking.

End Users
Heavy construction, Decorative veneer, Outdoor Furniture, Flooring

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