Jatoba

Courbaril, Jatai, Algarrobo, Copal, Paquio

Hymeneaea Coubaril

DISTRIBUTION AREA

Is found in humid tropical and subtropical forests.* Departments of Beni, La Paz and Santa Cruz

TREE DESCRIPTION

Tree Top

Wide and extended.

Trunk

Conical and uniform. It reaches commercial heights up to 45 m*

Bark

Grayish color; slightly fissured; thin.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Sapwood Color
Pale brown

Odor
Indistinct

Luster
Medium

Striped
Dark and Intense

Hearthwood Color
Reddish-Brown

Taste
Indistinct

Grain
Straight to interlocked

Texture
Medium

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Moisture Content (Green Lumber)
53 %

Basic Density
0,77 g/cm3

Density
(12% MOISTURE CONTENT) 0,95 g/cm3

Radisal Shrinkage
4,2 %

Tangential Shrinkage
7,4 %

Volumetric Shrinkage
11,2 %

Rate T/R
1,8

MECHANICAL RESISTANCE

Modulus of Elasticity
163 1000 Kg/cm2

Modulus of Rupture
1515 Kg/cm2

Compression Parallel tp Grain
886 Kg/cm2

Quartered Sawed
186 Kg/cm2

Lateral Hardness
1351 Kg

Impact Bending
2,05 Kg-m

TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR PROCESSING

Machining
Good planing with an 15° cut angle*. Good moulding, sanding, boring and turning*. Medium blunting effect*. Good finishing.*

Preservation
Permeable solamente la albura

Natural Durability
Durable, resistant to termites and fungi, specially when not in contact with soil

Drying
drying is rather slow with risks of cracking*. Kiln drying T3-C2 and T3 – C1 (USA)*

End Users
Heavy construction, Decorative veneer Naval construction Stairways, Truck beds, Garden Furniture, Flooring Turnery, Door frames, Tool handles