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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Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point. Garapa is not commonly available in lumber form, though it is sometimes used for flooring and decking.

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Apuleia apulsia Vogel J. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Any assistance would be helpful. Apuleia molaris Spruce ex Benth.

A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.

Apuleia leiocarpa

Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability.

The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift apulria dark to light coloring in different lighting angles. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan. Last update on The only concern is heat retention and sitting on the surface. Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. Eric May 6, at Rated as durable, though vulnerable to termites and other insect attacks.


Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. Mature seedpods Photograph by: I can not find wpuleia information for this particular use.

Although severe reactions are leiocqrpa uncommon, Garapa has been reported to cause skin irritation. Flooring, decking, dock, and boatbuilding. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Now containing plants. Cultivated tree Photograph by: The price should be moderate for an imported hardwood.

Developing seedpods Photograph by: Type the digit seven into the box. Garapa is fairly easy leiodarpa work, despite its density. Do you feel this would be a bad choice using Garapa? Glenn DeSpain May 6, at 1: 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.

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Garapa | The Wood Database – Lumber Identification (Hardwood)

If you have any aphleia information about this plant, please leave a comment. Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster. I think it would hold up great compared to ceder. Leave this field empty.

Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Cedar seems like the ideal wood for this situation: South America Tree Size: Readable yet also very detailed.

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I am considering using Garapa lumber to rebuild sauna benches. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Not for the casual reader. 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.