A Garapa, Grapiá, Garapeira ou Amarelinho (Apuleia leiocarpa) é uma árvore do género Apuleia. Pode ser encontrada na Amazônia e da zona costeira até a. The wood of Apuleia leiocarpa (Vog.) Macbr. (Leguminosae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae) yielded (+)-pinitol, β-sitosterol and ten flavones. Three of these. Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel) is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Apuleia (family Leguminosae). The record.

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Eric May 6, at The only concern is heat retention and sitting on the surface. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

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Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster. Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability. Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. Now containing plants.


Rated as durable, though vulnerable to termites and other insect attacks. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern.

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I can not find any information for this particular use. Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Garapa has been reported to cause skin irritation.

Glenn DeSpain May 6, at 1: South America Tree Size: Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. Garapa is not commonly available in lumber form, though it is sometimes used for flooring and decking.

The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles. Garapa is fairly easy to work, despite its density.

Garapa is occasionally exported from Leiodarpa America. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best. Cultivated tree Photograph by: Cedar seems like the ideal wood for this situation: Any assistance would be helpful.


Mature seedpods Photograph by: Leocarpa leiocarpa Vogel J. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. I am considering using Garapa lumber to rebuild sauna benches. Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked.

Apuleia leiocarpa

Apuleia molaris Spruce ex Benth. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point. Not for the casual reader.

Do you feel this would be a bad choice using Garapa? Developing seedpods Photograph by: