Apuleia molaris.

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS: Yellow wood. It can be found from Pará to Rio Grande do Sul and in the Atlantic Forest, especially in the states of Bahia and Espírito Santo. Its height varies between 25 and 35 meters. It blooms in August and September, when the plant is completely leafless. Its fruits ripen in January and February.

DENSITY: Bulk density at 15% humidity is 830 kg/m³.

DRYING: It is difficult to air dry. Drying must be slow and well controlled to avoid high incidence of defects

WORKABILITY: Bad for plane work. However, excellent for sanding, lathe and drill. Good for nailing.

DURABILITY: the heartwood has moderate resistance to attack by decaying fungi and high resistance to dry wood termites. In a laboratory test, this wood was considered resistant to decaying fungi

USES: In civil construction, it is useful for the production of bridges, piles, railway sleepers, cross-arms, posts, posts, beams, rafters, doors, shutters, frames, cords, trim, ceilings, baseboards, floors, blocks, boards, parquet, stair treads, decorative furniture, tool handles and transport.