Dragonwood (Terminalia oblonga)


Common names: surá, guayabón, guayabo de montaña


Distribution : The geographic range of the species extends from Honduras to the Amazon in South America.


Color/appearance : The sapwood is creamy in its green state, and the heartwood is grayish-brown; when dry, the sapwood becomes yellowish-gray, whereas the heartwood intensifies its brown-grayish color and darker veins or bands appear in a brownish-olive-green color.


Janka hardness: 1800 lbf


Density: 4.47 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 2.7%

Tangential (width): 4.9%,

Volumetric (total): 7.6%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.79


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Dragonwood


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No


Common Uses: general construction, interior and exterior construction, furniture [cabinetwork, floors (parquet), decorative veneers], bridge foundations, and ships


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