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Freshly cut, Massaranduba is fleshy coloured, darkening to greyish red-brown, dark red-brown or sometimes purple-brown. The heartwood can be clearly distinguishable from the 30-50 mm thick white to light brown sapwood. Massaranduba has no distinctive smell or taste.

Properties of this timber species


  • Botanical name: Manilkara bidentata / Manilkara amazonica / Manilkara huberi / Manilkara spec. div.
  • ATIBT name: Maçaranduba


Quality requirements

  • Massaranduba is listed in the Dutch norm NEN 5493 'Quality Requirements For Hardwoods In Road Construction Works, Hydraulic Engineering Works And Other Structural Applications


Strength class

  • Massaranduba quality class Category 3/Tropical/NEN 5493 is classed in strength class D50 (NEN-EN 1912:2012)



  • Hydraulic engineering works in pile worm-free areas, bridge decks, floors, sleepers and garden wood
  • In addition, it is used for turned goods and billiard cues, knobs and handles, parquet floors and floorboards and for violin bows as a substitute for Pernambuco



  • Resistance to fungi: class 1 (very durable) for Manilkara bidentata, class 2 (durable) for Manilkara huberi, class 3 (moderately durable) for Manilkara amazonica
  • Resistance to insects: Termites class M (moderately durable)



  • (850)-1050-(1200) kg/m3 at 12% moisture content
  • Fresh 1050-1350 kg/m3

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

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