Common Name(s): Goncalo Alves, Tigerwood, Jobillo. Scientific Name: Astronium spp. (A. graveolens and A. fraxinifolium). Distribution: From Mexico southward. Astronium graveolens. Family: Anacardiaceae. click to print or download the file format. Goncalo Alves. Other Common Names: Palo de cera, Palo de. Astronium graviolens is a tropical to sub-tropically occurring species of flowering tree, occurring from the Yucatan region of Mexico southward through Central.

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These are beautiful grips! Ornaments 31 – Embassy of Colombia in Japan. Journal of Chromatography A The wood is very resistant to moisture absorption, which can make it difficult to glue. Sawing It is a very heavy gravelens and it requires power for sawing. Asfronium this genus Astronium urundeuva is a widely used medicinal plant in northeastern Brazil, being the aqueous extract of the bark of branches used in gynecology as an antiinflammatory of the female genital tract, in the treatment of respiratory and urinary infections, hemoptysis, metrorrhagia and diarrhea; while as an infusion or decoction it is used in the skin wounds treatment Viana, et al.

Astronium graveolens

Blunting Effect Wood of this species produces a moderate blunting effect. The sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. MIC was determined in the range of 0. Color tends to darken with age. When fresh, the heartwood of Astronium graveolens is graveolejs or orange-brown with variable width stripes of medium to dark brown.

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Actual Dry Kiln Program http: It was very easy to work, sand, and finish. The timber becomes darker after exposure to the air and the stripes become nearly black. From its fresh leaves it has been reported the presence of trans-ocimene as main volatile compound showing repellent activity against Acromyrnex lundi Chen astronihm Wiemer, Grain Grain varies, it is straight astronuum wavy or interlocked. Gluing Special precaution is recommended in gluing because of the extractives content.

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The bark is grey, shiny and smooth, with paler patches where pieces have peeled off. Slight warping and checking. This is the first piece of goncalvo alves I have had the pleasure of turning.

Diffuse-porous; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, few; solitary and radial multiples of ; tyloses and other heartwood deposits common; growth rings indistinct; narrow rays visible without lens, normal spacing; parenchyma vasicentric. Brendan McCormick February 18, at 9: It is also resistant to termites and dry-wood insects attacks.

It is very durable and it is resistant to wood rotting fungi.

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Vessel-ray pits coarse in marginal rows. Seems to be difficult to find with nice stripping though; these were an exception. Sanding is great with great finish. Willy Cordero April 20, at 8: Frequently torn grain is reported. Jennifer C March 10, at Heavy Packing 47 – Arvores Brasileiras. The carrier gas was helium at 1. Fine, uniform texture with good natural luster.


I agree with the blunting effect on tools. Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Goncalo Alves has been reported as a sensitizer. Retrieved from ” https: Bridges 2 – 25 madeiras da amazonia de valor comercial, caracterizacao, macroscopica, usos comuns e indices qualificativos. Tropical Timbers of the World.

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Planing Planing operations are difficult, with rough surfaces. Natural Durability It is very durable and it is resistant to wood rotting astrronium. Vladimir Gorbachev December 4, at 7: Natural Habitat Astronium species are found in primary, rarely in secondary, forests.

It is a really beautiful wood with a nice chatoyance to it! It is used for heavy duty construction work, joinery, veneers and furniture. Wood of this species produces a moderate blunting effect.

GC analyses were performed using a Perkin-Elmer Au-toSystem gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector and a data handling system. Identification of Tropical Woods. Analysis of the essential oil by GC-MS allowed the identification of twenty-six compounds In this paper is presented a study on the chemical characterization of Astronium graveolens Jacq essential oil, obtained by hydrodistillation of its aerial parts.