Scientific name:
Dipterix spp
Geographic origin:
Central America and north of the Amazone.
  • Sapwood: white yellowish.
  • Heartwood: brown yellowish to brown redish.
  • Fiber: straight, usually quite cross.
  • Grain: medium size.
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Capacity of being impregnated
  • Sapwood: medium capacity of being impregnated.
  • Heartwood: low capacity of being impregnated.
Mechanical properties
  • Resistance to static flexion 1.780 kg/cm2.
  • Elasticity module 220,000 kg/cm2.
  • Resistance to parallel compression 680 kg/cm2.
  • Sawing process: difficult due to its hardness and its silica content, high power saws are required.
  • Drying process: very slow. Little risk of cimentation. High risk of crack formation and lower risk of deformations.
  • Planing process: difficult due to its hardness, risk of generalized risk of repelling due to its intertwined fibers pieces. Slow mechanisation is highly recommended.
  • Gluing process: difficulties can arise due to its tannin contents.
  • Nailing and screwing process: difficulties due to its hardness. Pre-drilling is required.
  • Finish: a thorough sanding is required due to the risk of repelling.
Physical properties
  • Apparent density at 12% humidity 1,020 kg/m3 very heavy wood.
  • Dimensional stability
  • - Volumetric contraction coefficient 0.49 % nervous wood.
  • - Relation between contractions 1.4% no tendency to deformity.
  • Hardness (Chaláis-Meudon) 11.0 very hard wood .
  • És la fusta de Sud-américa semblant al Talí-Elondo africà. Espècie molt adequada para Deck d'exteriors, un bon substitut del Ipé i amb freqüència és confós amb aquest