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Sucupira Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Sucupira (Diplotropis, purpurea) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Botonallare, Peonia (Venezuela), Tatabu, Aramatta (Guyana), Zwarte kabbes (Surinam), Coeur dehors (French Guiana), Sapupira.
Grown in: Uplands of the Guianas and in Para and Amazonas in Brazil. Fairly common in and French Guiana, infrequent in Surinam and Guyana.
Light, occasionally grayish brown heartwood with fine lighter stripes. Whitish or yellowish sapwood. Usually straight to slightly interlocked or slightly wavy grain..
Special Characteristics and Issues
No distinctive odor or taste..
Site Sanding/ Finishing: The wood is moderately difficult to work and resulting surfaces, especially in planing, are fair to poor due to the coarse texture and frequent grain irregularity. The wood turns well and takes a good finish if filler is first applied.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Sucupira.
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