Pucte - Bucida buceras

Janka Hardness = 1,970

Photosensitivity = No

Also known as Caribbean Ipe or “Bullet Wood”; the name is not a mystery. This wood is heavy and extremely hard, dense and durable, making it ideal for both indoor and outdoor installations. Whether you use it for your patio deck or your living room, it will look luxurious and exotic for many years. Our finish renders a highly lustrous yellowish-brown to greenish-olive brown. It offers a resistance of no less than 3,300 pounds per square inch, making it perfect for heavy duty applications.

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Scientific Name = Bucida buceras
Trade Name = Jucaro
Family Name = Combretaceae
Synonyms = Buceras bucida
Common Names = Amarillo, Black olive, Bois gli gli, Bois gli-gli, Bois gri gri, Bois gri-gri, Bois gris gris, Bois gris-gris, Brier tree, Bucaro, Bucida, Bullet tree, Bullet wood, Bullet-tree, Bully tree, Bully-tree, Bullywood, Cacho de toro, Campeche, Caracoli, Caracoli de Puerto Rico, Chaipas, Gregory wood, Gregre, Gri gri, Grignon, Gris gris, Gris-gris de montagnes, Guaraguao, Jucara comun, Jucarillo, Jucaro, Jucaro bravo, Jucaro de costa, Jucaro espinoso, Jucaro negro, Jucaro prieto, Jukaro, Laertouwarsboom, Leertouwarsboom, Marion, Negro, Olive bark-tree, Oxhorn bucida, Pocte, Prickly tree, Pucte, Pukjte, Pukte, Quintana roo, Spiny black olive, Tabasco, Ucar, Water gregre, Yucatan
Regions of Distribution = Central America, Latin America
Countries of Distribution = Bahamas, Colombia, Columbia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Venezuela

Numerical Strength Properties and Data:
Bending Strength = 14,566 psi or 1,024 kg/cm2
Density = 57 Lbs/Ft3 or 913 kg/m3
Janka Hardness = 1,970
Hardness = 2,940 lbs. or 1,333 kg
Impact Strength =  in or  cm
Maximum Crushing Strength =  psi or  kg/cm2
Shearing Strength =  psi or  kg/cm2
Stiffness = 2,494,000 psi or 1,333,000 kg/cm2

Toughness =  inch-lbs or  cm-kg
Specific Gravity = 0.93
Work to Maximum Load =
Weight = 44 Lbs/Ft3 or 705 kg/m3

Radial Shrinkage = 4%
Tangential Shrinkage = 7%
Volumetric Shrinkage = 12%

T/R Ratio: 1.9

General Characteristics = Heartwood yellowish to greenish-brown, olive hued; not always sharply demarcated from yellowish- to light brown sapwood. Longitudinal stripes are frequent as a result of roey grain; moderately fine to medium in texture very lustrous. Although green wood has a tarry odor, seasoned wood has no characteristic odor or taste.

Grain = The grain is reported to be typically interlocked, and quartersawn material often exhibit a very attractive ribbon-striped figure. The appearance of the wood is reported to be further enhanced by the way the high sheen on the surface reflects light.
Texture = Medium to fine texture.

Movement in Service =
Photosensitivity =
= The sapwood is yellowish-green and is not always sharply demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood is yellowish to greenish brown in color, with a cast of olive.