< Back AGUANO MASHA (Machaerium inundatum)
Machaerium inundatum (Mart. ex Benth.) Ducke
Urapu (Venezuela); Aguano Masha (Peru)
Drepanocarpus inundatus Mart. ex Benth.
Large trees, reaching heights of up to 35 m, with trunk diameters of up to 120 cm. The boles are cylindrical and straight, with medium or small sized thick buttresses. It exudes a red sticky latex from the bark. This species is reported to be abundant in
Machaerium inundatum is found in the primary forests of Amazon region.
In Peru, M. inundatum is relatively abundant in, the departments of Huánuco, Loreto, Ucayali and Madre de Dios.
Colored deposits in heartwood vessels. Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confluent. Rays more than 10 per mm (abundant). Rays storied. Rays exclusively uniseriate.
The wood has no specific odor or taste.
The sapwood is differentiated, it is pale yellow, the heartwood is brown color.
The grain is usually interlocked.
This species is usually reported to have a fine texture.
This species is moderate in luster.
This species is considered to be durable, but the sapwood is susceptible to staining fungi attack.
Ease of Drying: It is reported to be moderately difficult to season. This species air dries at a fast to moderate rate. Drying Defects: Slight crooking, bowing and some tendency to twisting are reported. Checks are reported to be slight. Kiln Schedules: Careful drying is recommended.
Sawing of this wood is reported to be easy to fair.
Machining of this species is reported to be easy.
Molding is reported to be easy.
This species is reported to be easy to finish.
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