Cumaru

Cumaru (Dipteryx odorata)

 

Common Names: Cumaru, Brazilian Teak

 

Distribution: Northern South America

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a medium to dark brown, sometimes with a reddish or purplish hue; some pieces may have streaks of yellowish or greenish brown

 

Janka Hardness: 3,330 lbf

 

Density: 5.66 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Cumaru.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Flooring, cabinetry, furniture, heavy construction, docks, railroad ties, bearings, handles and other turned objects

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