Faveira amargosa, faceira amarela, angelim amargoso, fava amargosa, amarela fava, fava bolacha, faceira bolacha, angelim araroba (Brazil), maqui (Colombia), inkassa, Yongo (French Guiana), arakaka, arisauro (Guyana), amargo (Honduras ), amargo (Panama), yellow Kabbes (Suriname).
Botanical name: Vatairea para platensis Ducke, (= V. guianensis Aubl.), V. lundellii Standl. V. spec. div .. 2. Vataireopsis araroba Ducke V. speciosa Ducke.
Family: Leguminosae (Papilionaceae).>
Growing area: Suriname and tropical South and Central America.
Tree Description: Height 15-30 m, diameter 0.3 to 0.8 m, with low root starting (but sometimes up to 5.0 m high), with a straight branch-free stem of 8-18 m.Supply: Planed timber. Wood Description: The heartwood is yellow when freshly sawn, darkens from orange-brown to dark brown with a yellow or green tint. The 20-80 mm wide sapwood is clearly different in color and whitish, greyish or brownish yellow. By Abundant parenchyma around the vessels has faceira amargosa fine but striking light stripes. Taste very bitter and spicy scent is not noticeable. Given the large differences in density between the different types, it is wise to take this into account and / or to set limits for specific applications. Type of wood: Hardwood Thread: Straight, wavy wire, tangled wire and cross wire occur. Nerf: Coarse. Density: Vataireopsis araroba (Aguiar) Ducke 660 kg / m 3 at 12% moisture content. Vataireopsis iglesiasii Ducke 540-640 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content. Vatairea para platensis Ducke 870-930 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content. Vatairea guianensis Aubl. 680-880 kg/m3 at 12% moisture content. (740 -) 760 (-770) kg/m3 at 12% humidity, from 1000 to 1200 kg/m3. Colombian maqui (840 -) 879 (-934) kg/m3 at 13% humidity, (1180 -) 1200 (-1220) kg/m3 Drying: On the air moderately fast, with a small chance of distortion and surface cracks. Machinability: Machine easy to moderately well depending on the density. Easy to cut with a slight numbing effect. Easy to rotate, the surface feels rough.
Properly. At higher densities for drilling necessary.
Bending: Not known.
Surface Finish Properly.
Sustainability: Fungi would moderately resistant to resistant (1-3). Moderately resistant to termites (M.). Dry Wood Borers well.
Impregnability: Heartwood difficult.
Heartwood is very difficult.
Specifics: In faceira amargosa sawdust and the yellow powder in the timber is, when processing irritation of eyes, nose and lungs. In contact and contact with wood dust can cause allergic reactions in skin and mucous membranes.
Applications: Faveira amargosa can be used for industrially manufactured (laminate) flooring, inside paneling, interior and exterior joinery, cladding, furniture, pallets and crates, and may be interesting for decorative veneer