Apuleia leiocarpa (J. Vogel) J. F. Macbr.
Amarelinho, barajuba, garapeira, gema-de-ovo, grápia, grapiapúnha, jataí-amarelo, muirajuba and muiratuá.
Heartwood and sapwood distinguished by color, heartwood ranging from beige-yellowish to yellow-brown; surface smooth and smooth to the touch; imperceptible smell and taste; medium density; hard to cut; grain coated; medium texture.
Natural durability: the heartwood exhibits moderate resistance to attack by rotting fungi and high resistance to dry-wood termite. In a field trial, with stakes in contact with the soil, this wood had an average life of less than 9 years.
Treatability: presents low permeability to the preservative solutions when subjected to impregnation under pressure.
Workability: Garapa wood is easy to work with, as long as proper tools are used due to the presence of silica; but it glues well and provides a good finish.
Drying: It is difficult to air dry. Drying should be slow and well controlled to avoid high incidence of defects.
Mass Density – Apparent at 15% humidity: 830 kg/m3 / Basic: 670 kg/m3
Shrinkage – Radial: 4.4% / Tangential: 8.5% / Volumetric 14.0%
• External heavyweight: bridges, stakes, railroad tie, crosspieces, fence posts, posts
• Internal heavyweight: beams, rafters
• External lightweight: rafters, frames, linings, slats, battens
• Internal lightweight frames, doors, shutters, frames
• Internal lightweight, decorative: shoe molding, trimmings, linings, baseboards
• Stair Steps
• High quality: decorative furniture
• Tool Cables