Sucupira

Sucupira (Bowdichia nitida, Bowdichia virgilioides, Diplotropis purpurea and Diplotropis racemosa)

 

Common Names: Sucupira, Black Sucupira, Sacupira Preta, Sacupira Amarela, Sapupira, Coeur dehors, Acapa, Alcornoque, Armoteak, Aramatia, Aramatta, Botonallare, Peonia, Tatabu and Zwarte Kabbes

 

Distribution: Sucupira is native to South America, primarily in Brazil and Venezuela, but is also found in Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a dull brown to reddish brown tone with parenchyma stripes and clearly demarcated white sapwood.

 

Janka Hardness: 3,417 lbf

 

Density: 4.83 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Sucupura has been reported as a respiratory irritant.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Suggested uses include flooring, boatbuilding, furniture, turnery, tool handles and decorative veneer.

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