A Garapa, Grapiá, Garapeira ou Amarelinho (Apuleia leiocarpa) é uma árvore do género Apuleia. Pode ser encontrada na Amazônia e da zona costeira até a. The wood of Apuleia leiocarpa (Vog.) Macbr. (Leguminosae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae) yielded (+)-pinitol, β-sitosterol and ten flavones. Three of these. Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel) is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Apuleia (family Leguminosae). The record.

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The price should be moderate for an imported hardwood. I can not find any information for this particular use.

Apuleia leiocarpa – Wikispecies

Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. Last update on Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Garapa has been reported to cause skin irritation.

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Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster. Garapa is not commonly available in lumber form, though it is sometimes used for flooring and decking. Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. Leave this field empty. Glenn DeSpain May 6, at 1: The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles.

Mature seedpods Photograph by: Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant. Garapa is occasionally exported from South America. I am considering using Garapa lumber to rebuild sauna benches.

The only concern is heat retention and sitting on the surface. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. Not for the casual reader. Leiocarppa as durable, though vulnerable to termites and other insect attacks. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

Apuleia leiocarpa – Useful Tropical Plants

Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. Developing seedpods Photograph by: Garapa is fairly easy to work, despite its density.


South America Tree Size: Now containing plants. I think it would hold up great compared to ceder. Apuleia leiocarpa Vogel J. Eric May 6, at It can be downloaded from the Internet. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Flooring, decking, dock, and boatbuilding. Do you feel this would be a bad choice using Garapa?

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Cultivated tree Photograph by: Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Cedar seems like the ideal wood for this situation: Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability. Readable yet also very detailed.