Vochysia lanceolata is a tree with a large, parasol- shaped crown; it can grow up to 33 metres tall[
]. The bole is straight and cylindrical[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its timber.
S. America - Bolivia.
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The heartwood is light brown- reddish, the sapwood whitish[
]. The grain is straight to interlocked, the lustre medium, texture medium. The wood is easily worked and finishes well. It is of low durability unless treated[
]. It is used for construction, furniture and decorative veneer[
We do not have any more information on the wood for this species. However, a general description of the wood for trees in this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is a dull uniform pink, pinkish- brown or golden-brown; it is not always sharply demarcated from the whitish to yellowish sapwood. The texture is moderately coarse; the grain slightly to highly interlocked; lustre is medium to high; there is no distinctive odour or taste. Vertical traumatic gum ducts may occur sporadically, and is sometimes considered as an objectionable defect. Different species are variable in decay resistance, they are generally reported to be susceptible to attack by fungi as well as insects. Air drying rates range from slow to rapid, the wood being prone to warp with some checking; collapse occurs in thick stock; quartersawing is suggested to minimize degrade. The wood is easily worked by either hand or machine tools, but raised and wooly grain are common defects; it takes glue, paint, and nails well, and polishes to a good finish; it has a tendency to blunt cutting edges. It is used for purposes such as carpentry, utility plywood, furniture components, interior trim, millwork. It has been suggested as a substitute for Cedrela[
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