Common Name(s): Goncalo Alves, Tigerwood, Jobillo. Scientific Name: Astronium spp. (A. graveolens and A. fraxinifolium). Distribution: From Mexico southward. Astronium graveolens. Family: Anacardiaceae. click to print or download the file format. Goncalo Alves. Other Common Names: Palo de cera, Palo de. Astronium graviolens is a tropical to sub-tropically occurring species of flowering tree, occurring from the Yucatan region of Mexico southward through Central.

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Astronium graveolens

Heavy Packing 47 – Arvores Brasileiras. I am new to woodturning and I just used this wood to make a tea-light holder. Odor It astroniium no discernible odor or taste. It was very easy to work, sand, and finish. Goncalo Alves is generally not too difficult to work, despite its gravwolens density. Slight warping and checking.

Grain can be straight, but is usually wavy or interlocked. Drying Defects Ease of Drying: From this genus Astronium urundeuva is a widely used medicinal plant in northeastern Brazil, being the aqueous extract of the bark of branches used in gynecology as an antiinflammatory of the female genital tract, in the treatment of respiratory and urinary infections, hemoptysis, metrorrhagia and diarrhea; while as an infusion or decoction it is used in the skin wounds treatment Viana, et al.


From its fresh leaves it has been reported the presence of trans-ocimene as main volatile compound showing astroinum activity grafeolens Acromyrnex lundi Chen and Wiemer, Diffuse-porous; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, few; solitary and radial multiples of ; tyloses and other heartwood deposits common; growth rings indistinct; narrow rays visible without lens, normal spacing; parenchyma vasicentric.

Polishing The wood can be polished and finished very easily. Tools reinforced with carbide-tipped blades and cutters are recommended. Vladimir Gorbachev December graveoles, at 7: Performance standards for antimicrobial susceptibility testing; Twentieth Informational supplement.

Blunting Effect Wood of this species produces a moderate blunting effect.

Goncalo Alves | The Wood Database – Lumber Identification (Hardwood)

Hence, MICs are almost at biocidal levels. Agricultural Tools 44 – Atlas of Peruvian Woods. Goncalo Alves has excellent weathering properties, and aatronium rated as very durable regarding decay resistance.

The essential oil showed a strong antibacterial activity, regardless of bacterial species or resistance mechanism. II, Quercus alata Q. When fresh, the heartwood of Astronium graveolens is reddish-brown or orange-brown with variable width stripes of medium to dark brown.


Analysis of the essential oil by GC-MS allowed the identification of twenty-six compounds Crossties 8 – Maderas latinoamericas. Rays 1 to 4 seriate.

Astronium graveolens – Azuero Earth Project

Beams 11 – Prospect: Goncalo Alves, Tigerwood, Jobillo. It is reported to be easy to moderately difficult to air season, drying is rated as moderate to rapid.

The wood has superb stiffness, strength, hardness, and durability. It is a really beautiful wood with a nice chatoyance to it!

Goncalo Alves

Texture Texture is fine to medium. Bridges 2 – 25 madeiras da amazonia de valor comercial, caracterizacao, macroscopica, usos comuns e indices qualificativos.

Goncalo Alves turns and finishes well. Furniture Cabinets 21 – Tropical timbers of the world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I agree these look very nice. However, density and other mechanical properties can vary widely depending on the growing site and source region.

Nailing Pre-boring is recommended in nailing. The timber becomes darker after exposure to the air and the stripes become nearly black.

Sanding The wood is reported to be generally easy to sand.