Bostamarinde (Marblewood)

Pithecellobium corymbosum

Commercial Name(s): Marblewood, Angelim Rajado
Other Name(s): Ingarana Da Terra Firma, Bois Serpent, Sneki Oedoe, Ingarana, Bostamarinde
Botanical Name: Pithecellobium corymbosum
Botanical Family: Leguminosae

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Marblewood is yellow to golden brown, with irregular brown, purple, or black streaks. Paler sapwood is about one inch thick and is solid yellow, lacking the contrasting streaks found in the heartwood. The high contrast between the golden body and the much darker streaks give it an appearance somewhat similar to natural marble, hence the common name of “Marblewood” for this species. Marblewood’s overall appearance is very similar to Zebrawood. Marblewood tends to have a slightly finer texture. Marblewood can have a distinctive—though usually faint—scent while being worked.

Typical use

Current furniture or furniture components, Interior panelling, Cabinetwork (high class furniture), Sliced veneer, Flooring, Wood-ware, Turned goods, Hydraulic works (seawater).

Technical Information

Color: Orange – Yellow
Trees Size: 20 – 30 m
Trunk Diameter: 0.25 – 0.60 m
Monnin Hardness: 10,0
Crushing Strength (Mpa):77 – 89
Basic Specific gravity: 0.98- 1.08
Density (kg/m3 dry):
Grain: Straigth or interlocked
Texture: Medium
Static bending strength (Mpa): 150.0
Modulus of elasticy (Mpa): 127030
T/R Ratio: 1.8
Finish: Good
Stability: Poorly stable

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