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Durability: Very Durable
Colour: Medium
Sizes available: 50, 75, 100, 150, 200 mm

Trade Name:  Greenheart
Botanical Species: Ocotea rodiaei
Other Names:   Sipiroe
Country of Origin: Tropical South America, Guyanas
Weight: Weight about 1030kgs/m³
(64lb/ft³) seasoned
averaging 860kgs/m³ (54lb/ ft³)
Specific gravity  .86
Durability: Very Durable
Almost immune to decay and termites.
Extremely resistant to preservative treatment.
Strength:  SD1


Slow to season with a risk of splitting.
Moves moderately once dry.
Light greenish yellow to dark olive-green, sometimes marked with brown or black streaks.
Sapwood pale yellow in colour, shading gradually into the heartwood.
Texture fine and even.
Grain straight or interlocked.
Bole 50-80 ft long, cylindrical, diameter 20-35 inches.
Working Qualities: 
Easily sawn, in spite of a slight blunting effect.
Turns well.
Planning is not difficult despite the high density of the wood and interlocked grain.
Easy gluing.
Pre-boring is recommended for nails and screws.
Good nail holding
Staining rarely necessary.
Polishes satisfactorily.
A very heavy hard timber, suitable for use under exacting conditions.
Outstanding in most of its strength properties.
Available in very large sizes and long lengths, and is therefore suitable for piling, piers, lock gates, dock and harbour work.
Useful for pier decking and hand rails, flooring and in engineering industry as bearers for engines.
Gives good service in chemical plants for vats, filter press plates and frames.
Suitable for joinery in both exterior and interior situations and used also for fishing rods and as centre laminates for longbow and general construction.