Gevlamde Bostamarinde

Wood description
The heartwood is light yellowish or orange brown, with conspicuous irregular purplish brown streaks, and striping. The brown streaks are not present in the sapwood as the sapwood is distinct, pinkish red. The wood has a medium to coarse texture with a straight and irregular grain.



Name                                                  : Gevlamde Bostamarinde


Scientific name                               : Hydrochorea corymbosa


Family                                                 : Leguminosae (Mimosoideae)


Origin                                                  : Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil

Other names                                    : Angelim pintado, Gevlamde bostamarinde, Kioudou, Manariballi


Natural Durability                          : Class 2-3 with poor to moderate resistance to termites and marine



Density (12%)                                  : 550 kg/m³


Shrinkage (%)                                  : rad. 3,7%, tang. 6,9%


Bending density (12%)                 : 105 N/mm²


Drying                                                 : easy but careful; risk of distortion and checking


Working                                             : good


Finishing                                            : good


Uses                                                     : interior joinery, carpentry, furniture, plywood,                                                                                        boxes and crates