Aspidosperma macrocarpon, Apocynaceae
Muirajuçara and Guatambu-do-cerrado.
Heartwood and sapwood indistinct by color, very light brown sapwood; color red-rosy to yellow-burnt thin dark veins; high density; hard to cut; grain right or reverse; fine texture.
Natural durability: Low permeability to preservative solutions, low resistance to attack of xylophagous organisms.
Workability: Peroba-mica wood is moderately easy to work, easy gluing, good pre-screwing and fastening, quick drying with little tendency for top and middle twisting.
Mass Density – Apparent at 15% humidity: 1100 kg/m³ / Basic: 790 kg/m³
Shrinkage – Radial: 4.36% / Tangential: 6.24%
Construction of ships and boats:
• Finishes and ornamentation
Furniture: • Finishing and interior decoration