Dimorphandra hohenkerkii Sprague & Sandwith
Dimorphandra polyandra is a tree that can grow 30 - 40 metres tall. The bole can be up to 80cm in diameter.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
S. America - Brazil, Venezuela, the Guyanas.
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The heartwood is light yellow when freshly cut, quickly turning light brown to brown or reddish brown; it is not clearly demarcated from the 4 - 6cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is coarse; the grain usually straight but sometimes it is slightly irregular interlocked. The wood is of moderate weight, moderately hard; not very durable, being susceptible to dry wood borers and moderately resistant to fungi and termites. It seasons normally, with only a slight risk of checking but a high risk of distortion; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. It works with ordinary tools; nailing and screwing are good; gluing is correct. Because of a prevalence of brittleheart there can be low yields, with less than 30% of the wood being suitable for use. It is used for purposes such as joinery, light carpentry, furniture components, boxes and crates[
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