Chuncoa eriostachya (A.Rich.) Griseb.
Terminalia bipleura Borhidi & O.Muñiz
Terminalia canescens Borhidi & O.Muñiz
Terminalia eriostachya is a tree
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood.
The tree provides a good-quality timber which is overexploited. The plant is classified as 'Endangered' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Caribbean - Cuba, Cayman Islands.
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A good quality timber[
We do not have any more specific information on the wood from this species. However, all the Terminalia species from the tropical Americas are said to have similar woods[
], the following is a general description of that wood:-
The heartwood is a light yellow to yellow brown, sometimes with reddish veins; it is clearly demarcated from the 3 - 8cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is medium; the grain is straight. The wood is heavy to very heavy; hard to very hard; elastic; moderately durable, being resistant to dry wood borers and moderately resistant to fungi and termites. It seasons slowly with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable to stable in service. It has a fairly high blunting effect, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide tools are recommended; nailing and screwing are good if the holes are pre-bored; gluing is poor. A good quality wood, it is used for high quality furniture, cabinet making, arched goods, turnery, industrial flooring, ship building, joinery, tool handles, moulding, veneer etc[
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