Olmedia laurina Baill.
Olmedia maxima Ducke
Olmedia obliqua Huber
Olmediophaena coriacea (H.Karst.) H.Karst.
Olmediophaena maxima (Ducke) Ducke
Olmediophaena obliqua (Huber) Ducke
Pseudolmedia coriacea H.Karst.
Pseudolmedia huberi J.F.Macbr.
Pseudolmedia obliqua (Huber) Ducke
Maquira coriaca is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 35 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used locally and also traded.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam.
]. Periodically flooded forests, at elevations below 400 metres[
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A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The heartwood is a creamy white to a light yellow; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain interlocked; there is an unpleasant odour in the green wood which fades upon seasoning. The wood is very light in weight; very soft; not very durable, being susceptible to fungi, dry wood borers and termites. It seasons rapidly, with only a slight risk of checking or distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. The wood has a very high silica content and so has a high blunting effect - stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; it finishes well; nailing and screwing are poor; gluing is correct. The wood is used for purposes such as interior panelling and joinery, boxes and crates, furniture components, woodware, moulding, plywood and veneer[
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