Palisander Santos

Scientific Name

Machaerium Scleroxylon Tul

Distribution Area

Semideciduos forests in the Chiquitania. Department of Santa Cruz

Tree Description

Tree Top

Elongated, with long main branches.

Trunk

Straight, corrugated, commercial heights up to 25 m

Bark

Whitish color, coarse texture with white spots

General Characteristics

Sapwood Color

White yellowish

Odor

Distinctive

Luster

Medium

Striped

Dark

Hearthwood Color

Brown chestnut

Taste

Indistinct

Grain

Interlocked

Texture

Fine

Physical Properties

Moisture Content (Green Lumber)

30 %

Basic Density

0,75 g/cm3

Density

(12% MOISTURE CONTENT) 0,88 g/cm3

Radisal Shrinkage

2,9 %

Tangential Shrinkage

6,7 %

Volumetric Shrinkage

10,6 %

Rate T/R

2,31

Mechanical Resistance

Modulus of Elasticity

94.1 1000 Kg/cm2

Modulus of Rupture

1244 Kg/cm2

Compression Parallel tp Grain

614 Kg/cm2

Quartered Sawed

137 Kg/cm2

Lateral Hardness

970 Kg

Technical Conditions for Processing

Machining

Moderately easy. Good finishing

Preservation

Impermeable

Natural Durability

Durable when not in contact with soil

Drying

Air drying is quick and steady

End Users

Construction, Flooring, Decorative Veneer, Furniture

Yearly Supply

2000 m3