Dragonwood

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

 

Allergies/Toxicity: 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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