Verawood (Argentinean Lignum Vitae)

Verawood (Bulnesia Sarmientoi)


Common Names : Lignum Vitae Argentinean, Ironwood


Distribution: Central America and northern South America


Color/Appearance : Heartwood color can range from a pale yellowish olive, to a deeper forest green or dark brown to almost black. The color tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood. Quartersawn grain has a unique feathered pattern when viewed up close.


 Janka hardness : 3710 lbf


Density : 6.17 lb/lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness): 5.3%

Tangential (width): 8.7%,

Volumetric (total): 14.0%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.6


Allergies/toxicity: 1 Verawood sawdust has been reported to cause sneezing, and the closely related Lignum Vitae has been reported to cause skin irritation.


Controled species : CITES : Yes IUCN : Yes (This wood species is in CITES Appendix II, and is on the IUCN Red List as conservation dependent. )


Common uses : Tool handles, mallet heads, bearings, bushings, boatbuilding, pulley wheels, heavy construction (in areas where the tree grows locally), and turned objects.


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