Wood description

The heartwood of Djindja-Udu is yellowish brown when freshly cut becoming yellow to golden brown usually with a gray or olive hue upon exposure; sapwood light yellow brown. Grain more or less interlocked; texture medium to rather coarse; luster high with faint spicy odor and mildly bitter taste when green


Name                                                  : Djindja-udu


Scientific name                              : Buchenavia capitata


Family                                                 : Combretaceae


Origin                                                  : Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil, Venezuela


Other names                                    : Fukadi, Angouchy, Tanibuca, Amarillo


Natural Durability                          : Class 1-3 with good to very good resistance to termites


Density (12%)                                  : 750 kg/m³


Shrinkage (%)                                  : rad. 2,8%, tang. 5,6%


Bending density (12%)                 : 89 N/mm²


Drying                                                 : easy, little degrade


Working                                             : good; pre-boring necessary


Finishing                                            : good


Uses                                                     : exterior and interior flooring, furniture, boat decking,                                                                           planking and framing, decorative veneer and turnery.