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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It is a big tree, it attains heights from 30 to 35 m, with a diameter at breast height between 50 to 80 cm. Occasionally the diameter reaches cm.
Apeiba membranacea – Wikipedia
Apeiba membranacea is found in the tropical humid or perhumid rain forests of tropical America. It is mostly reported as an element of secondary, rarely primary, formations. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina to micras medium. Vessels per mm2 more than 20 very abundant. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 rare. Vessel-ray pits si Axial parenchyma apparent with the naked eye. Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Axial parenchyma in thick bands.
Prismatic crystals in non-c Occasionally rays more than 10 per mm abundant. Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells.
PEINE MONO (Apeiba membranacea)
Body ray cells procumbent with over 4 rows Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits. Air seasoning is reported to be moderate. Risk of cupping and checking is reported.
Trade Name Peine Mono. Scientific Name Apeiba membranacea Spruce ex Benth. Scientific Name Synonyms Apeiba echinata Gaertn. Botanical Description It is a mmebranacea tree, it attains heights from 30 to 35 m, with a diameter at breast height between 50 to 80 cm.
Natural Habitat Apeiba membranacea is found in the tropical humid or perhumid rain forests of tropical America. Odor Odor and taste are indistinct.
Color Membanacea sapwood is white, the heartwood gradually changes into pale yellow. Grain The grain is frequently straight. Texture The wood is mostly coarse in texture. Luster It is reported to be high in luster. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. Drying Defects Ease of Drying: Actual Dry Kiln Program http: Sawing Sawing of this species is easy.
Planing Planing operations are rather easy. Moulding Molding operations are rated as fair.
Boring Boring operations are reported to be fair. General Housing 10 – Mebmranacea in Timbers. Boards 13 – Dry kiln schedules for commercial woods. Fittings 19 – Silica in Timbers. Handcraft 66 – Maderas latinoamericanas.