Iryanthera porcata A.H.Gentry
Iryanthera lancifolia is a tree that can grow up to 25 metres tall. The bole is usually moderately well-formed, unbuttressed and may be free of branches for up to 18 metres[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana.
Found in upland virgin forests, usually near small streams[
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The heartwood is variable, light pinkish cinnamon to dull oatmeal; it is often not very clearly demarcated from the 2 - 12cm wide band of pale brown sapwood. The texture is fine to medium; the grain mostly straight, slightly interlocked; lustre is medium to fairly high; without distinctive odour or taste. The wood is moderately hard, moderately heavy, susceptible to insect attack. It can be air-dried with little or only moderate difficulty; slight to moderate checking and warp may develop. All of the species in this genus have very good machining properties and produce smooth surfaces on the normally straight-grained material. The wood is easily peeled for veneer. A substitute for European Birch (Betula verrucosa), it is used for purposes such as millwork, turnery, furniture, boxes and crates, veneer and plywood, general construction, fiberboard, and particleboard[
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