Dalmata ( Cynometra spruceana)

Dalmata (Cynometra spruceana)

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Common Name(s): Dalmata

Scientific Name: Cynometra spruceana (commonly mislabeled as Swartzia arborescens)

Distribution: South America

Tree Size: No data available

Average Dried Weight: 64 lbs/ft3 (1,030 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .81, 1.03

Janka Hardness: 2,620 lbf (11,640 N)*

*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity

Modulus of Rupture: No data available

Elastic Modulus: No data available

Crushing Strength: No data available

Shrinkage: No data available

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is medium reddish brown, with dark brown to black streaks and veining.

Grain/Texture: Grain can be spiraled or interlocked. Medium to fine texture.

Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, very few; deposits common; parenchyma vasicentric, banded; narrow rays, spacing fairly close.

Rot Resistance: No data available.

Workability: Reported to be difficult to work, though it turns well.

Odor: No characteristic odor.

Allergies/Toxicity: There have been no adverse health effects associated with DalmataSee the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.

Pricing/Availability: Available in limited quantities as short boards and turning blanks. Prices are moderate for an imported hardwood.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Turned objects, boxes, knife handles, and other small specialty wood items.

Comments: No data available.

Related Species:

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Dalmata (Cynometra spruceana)

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