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Freshly cut, Massaranduba is fleshy coloured, darkening to greyish red-brown, dark red-brown or sometimes purple-brown. The heartwood can be clearly distinguishable from the 30-50 mm thick white to light brown sapwood. Massaranduba has no distinctive smell or taste.


Properties of this timber species


Botanical name:Manilkara bidentata /
Manilkara amazonica /
Manilkara huberi /
Manilkara spec. div.
ATIBT name:Maçaranduba

Quality requirements

Massaranduba is listed in the Dutch norm NEN 5493 ‘Quality Requirements For Hardwoods In Road Construction Works, Hydraulic Engineering Works And Other Structural Applications’

Strength class

Massaranduba quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D50 (NEN-EN 1912:2012)


Hydraulic engineering works in pile worm-free areas, bridge decks, floors, sleepers and garden wood. In addition, it is used for turned goods and billiard cues, knobs and handles, parquet floors and floorboards and for violin bows as a substitute for Pernambuco.


Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable) for Manilkara bidentata, class 2 (durable) for Manilkara huberi, class 3 (moderately durable) for Manilkara amazonica. Resistance to insects: Termites class M (moderately durable).


(850)-1050-(1200) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
Fresh 1050-1350 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk


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