The Basralocus heartwood is reddish brown gray to reddish or yellowish brown sharply demarcated from narrow Britannia sapwood. The texture is median with unusual subsurface luster; grain is usually straight and somewhat interlocked. Vessels are prominent as long brown lines on side grain producing an attractive figure.
Name : Basralocus
Scientific name : Dicorynia guianensis
Family : Leguminosae (Caesalpiniaceae)
Origin : Suriname, Guyana, French Guyana, Brazil
Other names : Angelica, Angélique, Barkaouballi, Bastard Locus
Natural Durability : Class II with moderate resistance to termites and good to very good resistance to marine borders
Density (12%) : 750 kg/m³
Shrinkage (%) : rad. 2,5%, tang. 4,3%
Bending strength (12%) : 120 N/mm²
Drying : difficult with risk of checking and distortion
Working : good to machine, pre-boring recommended when nailing
Finishing : good
Uses : interior and exterior joinery, naval construction, millwork, flooring, paneling, furniture and crossties.
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