Lacewood

Brazilian Lacewood, South American Lacewood

Panopsis spp. (P. rubescens and P. sessilifolia)

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DISTRIBUTION AREA

Tropical South America

TREE DESCRIPTION

Tree Top

-

Trunk

-

Bark

-

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Sapwood Colo

Reddish brown with grey or light brown rays

Odor
None

Luster
-

Striped
-

Hearthwood Color
-

Taste
Indistinct

Grain
Straight

Texture
Fine to medium

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Basic Density
- g/cm3

Density
(12% MOISTURE CONTENT) - g/cm3

Radisal Shrinkage
- %

Tangential Shrinkage
- %

Volumetric Shrinkage
- %

Rate T/R
T/R -

MECHANICAL RESISTANCE
Modulus of Elasticity
- 1000 Kg/cm2

Modulus of Rupture
-Kg/cm2

Compression Parallel tp Grain
- Kg/cm2

Quartered Sawed
- Kg/cm2

Lateral Hardness
- Kg

Impact Bending
- Kg-m

TECHNICAL CONDITIONS FOR PROCESSING
Machining
-

Preservation
-

Natural Durability
-

Drying
-.

End Users

Veneer, cabinetry, fine furniture, musical instruments (guitars), and turned objects.