“A. giganteum Hance”; USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network – (GRIN) [Online. Anacardium excelsum is used in construction and also as a shade tree in coffee and cocoa plantations. Anacardium giganteum is a locally important timber in. Caja Acu. Anacardium giganteum. Similar to the cashew apple, the caja acu is a juicy, false fruit with a slight strawberry flavor. Nuts can be roasted and.
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It is a dominant tree, with total heights of 20 to 30 m, and trunk diameters ranging from 80 to cm. Anacardium giganteum is found in gallery forests, generally below elevations of 1, m.
Anacardium giganteum – Useful Tropical Plants
It is a gregarious species, preferring well drained soils. It is dominant in primary and secondary forests. This species is widely distributed in tropical America, including the West Indies. Vessels solitary and in short radial gigwnteum.
Occasionally tangential diameter of vessel lumina micras or more. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 rare. Non-crystals in axial parenchyma cells.
Occasionally ancaardium bodies in the ray cells. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits. It has very low natural resistance to decay, and it is susceptible to attack by termites and dry wood insects.
Air seasoning anaczrdium reported to be moderate. Crooking and twisting are reported. Scientific Name Anacardium giganteum Hancock ex Engler. Botanical Description It is a dominant tree, with total heights of 20 to 30 m, and trunk diameters ranging from 80 to cm. Natural Habitat Anacardiumm giganteum is found in gallery forests, generally below elevations of 1, m.
Natural Distribution This species is widely distributed in tropical America, including the West Indies. Odor Seasoned wood has no characteristic odor or taste.
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Color The heartwood is reported to be gray color when green, changing to yellow color when dry. Texture The wood is mostly medium in texture.
Luster The wood luster is reported to be rather low. Natural Durability Gigangeum has very low natural resistance to decay, and it is susceptible to attack by termites and dry wood insects.
Resistance To Impregnation It can be readily impregnated with preservative substances. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. Drying Defects Ease of Drying: Sawing Sawing of this species is reported to be rather easy.
Rotary Veneer Cutting It is interesting for rotary peeling, no thermal treatments are required.
Anacardium giganteum Hancock ex Engl. — The Plant List
Sliced Veneer It is interesting for rotary peeling, no thermal treatments are required. Machining Machining of this species is reported to be easy. Planing Planing of this species is rated as difficult. Nailing This wood is easy to nail, but it has mediocre nail holding properties.
Gluing Gluing behavior is reportedly good. Polishing It is easy to polish. Response To Hand Tools The wood responds well to hand tools. General Housing 10 – Silica in Timbers.
Shutter Boards 20 – Prospect: Cores 27 – Embassy of Brazil in Japan. Common Veneer 29 – Embassy of Ecuador in Japan.
Bending 35 – Embassy of Myanmar in Japan. Handcraft 66 – Maderas latinoamericanas.