Pao Mulato (Homé Hout BV, 2023)
Pao Mulato (Homé Hout BV, 2023)
Common Name(s): Nargusta, Canxan Negro
Scientific Name: Terminalia amazonia
Distribution: From Mexico to Brazil
Tree Size: 30-50 m tall, 1-1.5 m trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 785 kg/m3 (MC 12%)
Shrinkage: Radial: 6.4%, Tangential: 8.7%, Volumetric: 14.9%, T/R Ratio: 1.4
Color/Appearance: Heartwood varies from light to medium brown, sometimes with a golden or olive cast. Occasionally seen with darker reddish brown streaks. The yellow sapwood is not easily distinguished from heartwood.
Grain/Texture: Grain is usually interlocked, but can sometimes be straight grained. With a fine, uniform texture, and good natural luster.
Rot Resistance: Varies from very durable to moderately durable; mixed insect resistance.
Workability: Can be difficult to work due to interlocked grain, resulting in tearout. Wood with straight grain has better working characteristics. Glues and finishes well.
Pricing/Availability: Seldom exported in lumber form, Nargusta is usually only available as smaller craft lumber and turning blanks. Expect prices to be in the mid range for an imported hardwood.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Turned objects, furniture, cabinetry, boatbuilding, and general construction.