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The heartwood of Basralocus is golden-, rust- or purple-brown, usually with a brown-red glow. It is clearly distinguishable from the 30 -60 mm thick sapwood which is light grey when fresh and becomes a red-brown colour when exposed to light.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Dicorynia guianensis
  • ATIBT name: Basralocus
  • Other names: Angélique

 Quality requirements

  • Quality guidelines for hewn timber from tropical wood are listed in the Dutch norm NEN 5493 'Quality Requirements For Hardwoods In Road Construction Works, Hydraulic Engineering Works And Other Structural Applications’

 Strength class

  • Basralocus quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D40 (NEN-EN 338)


  • Because of its resistance to pile worm and its strength, Basralocus is ideally suited for use as sheet piling and construction timber in hydraulic engineering, such as for fendering, jetties, purlins and groynes
  • In countries of production it is used for furniture, the lighter wood being the preferred choice


  • Resistance to fungi: class 2 (durable), the qualities for this type of wood however, are variable; the heavier the wood, the more durable it is
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class M (moderately durable), Marine borers class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable)


  • (660)-720-750-(900) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 1000-1150 kg/m3

source: Houtvademecum © 2010 Centrum Hout Almere, 10e herziene druk

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