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Cumaru’s heartwood and sapwood are clearly distinguishable from each other. The sapwood is light yellow, the heartwood yellow-brown to red-brown, usually with yellow-red veins. Cumaru feels slightly oily and when freshly cut has a faintly vanilla smell and tastes like rancid oil.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Dipteryx odorata / Dipteryx alata / Dipteryx spec. div. / Taralea oppostifolia
  • ATIBT name: Cumaru

 Strength class

  • Cumaru quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D60 (NEN-EN 338)


  • Heavy durable structures, sheet piling, noise barriers, bridge and jetty decks, industrial flooring, street furniture, outdoor panelling, veneer and turned goods
  • In the countries of origin, it is used for chopping blocks and bats


  • Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable)
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class D (sapwood and heartwood very durable), Anobium (woodworm) class D, Hylotrupes (old-house borer) class D


(850)-1050-(1200) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content

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

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