Mandioqueira

Qualea albiflora Warm.

Canela-mandioca – Mandioqueira-áspera – mandioqueira-lisa

General Characteristics: light gray heartwood slightly distinct from the sapwood. Distinct growth rings, grain interlocked, texture medium, luster moderate and not distinctive odor.
Density: medium density wood, with density at 12% moisture content of 680 kg/m3 and green density of 1140 kg/m3.
Drying: air-dries well without defects.
Workability: moderately hard to cut. Easily turned, allowing regular finishing with tendency to torn and fuzzy surface. Good gluing.
Durability: moderately resistant to dry-wood termites.
Preservation: no information available.
Uses: civil and naval construction, furniture components, plywood, packaging and others.