IMBUYA

imbuya> BOTANICAL NAMES
Phoebe porosa. It belongs to the family of the Lauraceae.

> TRADE NAMES
This wood is well-known all over the world with the name of Imbuya.

> ORIGINAL NAMES
Imbuya, Canela imbuya, Embuya, large Folha – Brazil

> GROWTH AREA
This tree can be found only in Brazil.

> TECHNOLOGICAL FEATURES
The sapwood is yellow or dark yellow, instead the colour of the heartwood, especially if it is fresh, can be of several nuances from the yellowish till the colour of the olive and to a very dark brown. Its structure is very different and various. The annual growth rings are clearly visible and clearly distinguished. It’s a durable and burl wood and has a strong resistance to the insect attacks.

> SPECIFIC WEIGHT
The specific weight of this seasoned at the open air is about 750 kg. For any cube meter.

> DRYING METHOD
The artificial drying process must be carried out very slowly since this wood is strongly prone to warping and collapse.

> MAIN USES AND WORKING 
The processing of the wood is not particular difficult and can happened using all the standard tools that are usually used in the wood industries and furniture factories. In Brazil, this wood is widely use for several purposes as for the realisation of floors, furniture, and carpentry. Due to its hardness, it is also used to create architectural structures to place at open air. Its briarwood is very valuable and it produced very decorative veneers. In the Anglo-Saxon countries it is also called «Brasilian Walnut», since it is generally similar to walnut, even if it doesn’t have any botanical affinities with it.