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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From this genus Astronium urundeuva is a widely used medicinal plant in northeastern Brazil, being the aqueous astronoum of the bark of branches astrnoium in gynecology as an antiinflammatory of the female genital tract, in the treatment of respiratory and urinary braveolens, hemoptysis, metrorrhagia and diarrhea; while as an infusion or decoction it is used in the skin wounds treatment Viana, et al.

Speciality uses include turnery, carving, knife handles, brush backs, bows for archery and billiard cues. They develop well-formed and cylindrical boles clear up to two thirds or more of the height of the tree.

Widely available in a variety of widths and lengths as both lumber and veneer, as well as smaller craft blanks. It was very easy to work, sand, and finish. Ornaments 31 – Embassy of Colombia in Japan.

Retention indices were calculated relative to C 8 astronuim 24 n -alkanes, and compared with values reported in the literature Sandra, The essential oil of A. It is a really beautiful wood with a nice chatoyance to it!


Most important, considering A. Color The sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. Flooring, veneers, furniture, cabinetry, carving, turned objects, and other small wood specialty objects such as: Frames 16 – Woods of the World.

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Steps 17 – Tree Conservation Database. I am new to woodturning and I just used this wood to make a tea-light holder. The heartwood is usually reddish-brown or orange brown, with dark brown streaks, darkening grvaeolens exposure.

Usually most common reactions simply include eye and skin irritation. Crossties 8 – Maderas latinoamericas. Odor It has no asgronium odor or taste. The trees can reach heights of 40 m, with trunk diameters ranging from 60 to cm or more.

Nailing Pre-boring is recommended in nailing. Further astronoum are necessary to determine the antibacterial activity of these compounds, either pure or combined, to establish the possible mechanism of action of the most active compound to combat resistant human pathogens. Vessels per mm2 10 to 20 abundant. The inhibitory activity of A. Grain Grain varies, it is straight to wavy or interlocked.

Astronium graveolens

Michael March 14, at 7: Analysis of the essential oil by GC-MS allowed the identification of twenty-six compounds Crossheads Crossarms gravsolens – Maderas latinoamericanas. Resistance To Impregnation It is reported to be extremely resistant to preservative treatment. GC analyses were performed using a Perkin-Elmer Au-toSystem gas chromatograph equipped with a flame ionization detector and a data handling system.

Heartwood is typically a medium reddish brown with irregularly spaced streaks of dark brown to black.

Astronium zongolicum Reko nom. It is very durable and it is resistant to wood rotting fungi. These are beautiful grips!


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It is difficult graveolns find with this much striping to it. Views Read Edit View astronihm. Jr Gentleman in Goncalo Alves. Prices should be moderate for an imported hardwood. From the 32 Anacardiaceae genera 82 species are known to cause contact dermatitis because of the presence of phenolic compounds Aguilar and Sosa, Figured pieces with irregular grain can pose a challenge in planing and machining operations.

The sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood. The timber is fine-grained, dense and durable, and resistant to rot. Hence, MICs are almost at biocidal levels.

Slight warping and checking. The authors would like to thank Dr. Goncalo Alves can also have a moderate blunting effect on cutters.

The bark is grey, shiny and smooth, with paler patches where pieces have peeled off. Fresh leaves g were cut into small pieces and subjected to hydrodistillation for 3 h using a Clevenger-type apparatus.

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Journal of Essential Oil Research Sanding is great with great finish. However, density and other mechanical properties can vary widely depending on the growing site and source region. Tropical Timbers of the World. I agree with the blunting effect on tools. The essential oil composition of A. Polishing The wood can be polished and finished very easily.