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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This page was last edited on 19 Julyat These are beautiful grips! The tree flowers during the dry season. Paling Fence Pickets 4 – Estudo dendrologico e determinacao das caracteristicas fisicas e mecanicas da bicuiba. MIC was determined in the range of 0.

Isolation of the essential oil: Crossties 8 – Maderas latinoamericas.

Goncalo Alves

Exterior General 1 – Tabela de resultados de ensaios fisicos e mecanicos. These are sealed with two coats of CA and 12 coats of tru-oil.


Tools reinforced with carbide-tipped blades and cutters are recommended. Speciality uses include turnery, carving, knife handles, brush backs, bows for archery and billiard cues. Astronium species are found in primary, rarely in secondary, forests. Sector Campo de Oro.

Part I-Tropical American Species. Frequently torn grain is reported. Truck Body 53 – Timbers of the New World. Odor It has no discernible odor or taste. Sliced Veneer This species is interesting for slicing.

Most important, considering A. It turns a very nice pen as well. Chemical composition and antibacterial activity of Astronium graveolens Jacq essential oil.

Jennifer C June 6, at 2: Sanding is great with great finish. It was harder than the usual woods I turn but has come out beautifully.

Astronium graveolens

Seems to be difficult to find with nice stripping though; these were an exception. Goncalo Alves can also have a moderate blunting effect on cutters.

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When fresh, the heartwood of Astronium graveolens is reddish-brown or orange-brown with variable width stripes of medium to dark brown. Agricultural Tools 44 – Atlas of Peruvian Woods. It is also resistant to termites and dry-wood insects attacks. Larger rays more than 4 seriate.

Astronium graveolens – Useful Tropical Plants

The wood is very resistant to moisture absorption, which can make it difficult to glue. Furniture, Common 23 – Handbook of Hardwoods.

We supply Tigerwood from Panama in round logs info panatrees. The chemical composition of the essential oil of A. In this paper is presented a study on the chemical characterization of Astronium graveolens Jacq essential oil, obtained by hydrodistillation of its aerial parts. Flooring 14 – Handbook of Hardwoods.