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Wood from the tree, Dicorynia paraensis, native to the rain forests of South America. Angelique wood is brown and often has a purplish cast and dark brown streaks. It has a straight grain and medium texture. Angelique wood weathers well and is resistant to fungi and insect attack. It is used in marine construction (Brady 1971).

Synonyms and Related Terms

Dicorynia paraensis; angélique; teck de Guyane (Fr.); angelica do Pará (Port.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Specific gravity = 0.7-0.9 (air dry)
  • Density = 45-56 ppcf

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 377
  • Gordon Hanlon, contributed information, 1998

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