Extract from Tomas B. Croat BCI Descriptions. Spruce ex Benth., J. Proc. Linn. Soc., Bot. , Suppl. A. aspera Aubl. Peinecillo, Monkey comb, Cortezo. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Peine Mono (Apeiba membranacea) page. Apeiba membranacea Spruce ex Benth., Go To Encyclopedia of Life Family: Malvaceae. Apeiba membranacea image. Web Links. Encyclopedia of Life.

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Boards 13 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Drying Defects Ease of Drying: The wood is light and used for boxes or floats, but not sold commercially. Only the other Apeiba and the two Luehea are similar.

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Tangential diameter of vessel lumina to micras medium. Occasionally the diameter reaches cm. The bark is gray with black lenticels arranged in vertical lines. Tree Atlas of Panama Description: Apeiba membranacea is found in the tropical humid or perhumid rain forests of tropical America.


Vessels per mm2 more than 20 very abundant. Grain The grain is frequently straight. Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands.

The three prominent leaf veins and dense ladder-like secondary veins are very distinctive. Juvenile leaves are sometimes toothed, but adult leaves are not. The small seeds have oil which is rendered and used as polish or memranacea care.

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Fruit broken open Photograph by: The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood and oil. Saplings are scarce and restricted to natural forest clearings. Planing Planing operations are rather easy. It is mostly reported as an element of secondary, rarely primary, formations.

Moulding Molding operations are rated as fair. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 rare. Risk of cupping and checking is reported. Base of the trunk Photograph by: Close-up of the seeds Photograph by: Prismatic crystals membranaceaa non-c Occasionally rays more than 10 per mm abundant. Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.


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Flowering branch Photograph by: Actual Dry Kiln Program http: Texture The wood is mostly coarse in texture. The petiole is swollen where it meets the leaf. But LK apeiti A. It is not seen outside the forest and only occasionally along forested roads. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

Tropicos | Name – Apeiba membranacea Spruce ex Benth.

Click to Display 25 Total Images. La corteza se desgarra en fibras, las cuales se utilizan como cuerdas para amarrar. A tall forest tree, with a slightly ribbed or irregular trunk, weakly swollen at the base to form small buttresses. Apeiba membranacea Spruce ex Benth.