Massaranduba

Massaranduba (Manilkara bidentata)

 

Common Names: Massaranduba, Bulletwood

 

Distribution: The Caribbean, Central and South America

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly differentiated from the heartwood

 

Janka Hardness: 3,130 lbf

 

Density: 5.59 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Reported to cause skin irritation.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Heavy construction (within its natural range), decking, flooring, boatbuilding, bent parts and turned objects.

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