Granadillo - Platymiscium yucatanum

Janka Hardness = 2,450

Photosensitivity = No

Brenco Exotic Woods, when the ordinary will not do!!!

Scientific Name = Platymiscium yucatanum
Trade Name = Macawood
Family Name = Leguminosae
Synonyms =
Common Names = Coyote, Granadillo, Guayacan trebol, Jacaranda do brejo, Koenatepi, Macacauba, Macawood, Trebal, Trebol

Regions of Distribution = Central America, Latin America

Countries of Distribution = Belize, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 21,670 psi or 1,523 kg/cm2

Crushing Strength = psi or  kg/cm2
Density = 63 Lbs/Ft3 or 1009 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 2,490

Hardness = 2,551 lbs. or 1,157 kg
Impact Strength =  in or  cm
Maximum Crushing Strength = 12,093 psi or 850 kg/cm2
Shearing Strength =  psi or  kg/cm2
Stiffness = 3,136,000 psi or 2,200,000 kg/cm2

Toughness =  inch-lbs or  cm-kg
Specific Gravity = 0.79
Work to Maximum Load =  Inch-lbs/in3 or cm-kg/cm3
Weight = 51 Lbs/Ft3 or  kg/m3

Radial Shrinkage = %
Tangential Shrinkage = %
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T/R Ratio:

General Characteristics =

Grain = The grain is straight to roey.

Texture = The texture is commonly medium to fine, and darker material is reported to have a waxy appearance.

Movement in Service =
Photosensitivity = Yes (Darkens)
= The sapwood is clearly distinct from the heartwood, and is almost white in color. The color of the heartwood is described as bright red to reddish or purplish brown, with rather distinct stripes.