Scientific name: Bagassa guianensis Aubl.; B. tiliaefolia R. Ben.
Geographic origin: South America
Heartwood: yellow to dark brown with the light effects.
Fiber: Straight, generally intertwined.
Grain: medium size to rough.
Characteristic defects: Growth tensions
Capacity of being impregnated
Sapwood: Medium capacity of being impregnated
Heartwood: Low capacity of being impregnated
Sawing process: ordinary difficulties arise from hardness and the possible irritations produced by its powder. Risk of deformations due to internal tensions that produce radial quartering despieces radiales.
Drying process: Medium to high speed. Low risk of deformation and crack formation.
Planing process: Difficulties arise from hardness and risk of repelling on pieces of intertwined fibers. Slow mechanisation is recommended
Gluing process: No difficulties.
Nailing and screwing process: pre-drilling is recommended due to hardness.
Finish: No particular difficulties arise
Apparent density at 12% humidity 795 kg/m3 heavy wood