Dinizia excelsa Ducke 
MIMOSACEAE 

Comercial Name : Angelim-Vermelho 
c Angelim, Angelim-Ferro, Angelim-Pedra, 
Angelim-Pedra-Verdadeiro, Faveira-Carvao, Faveira-Ferro 
Foreign Name : 
Angelim-Pedra (Germany, Spain, Holand) 
Faveira-Preta (Guyana) 
Parakwa (French Guyana, Guyana) 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil - AC/AM/PA/RO/RR 
Others - Guyana, French Guyana 

General Charcteristics : 
Color : red chestnut 
Direction : right Texture : average 
Taste : indistinct Smell : unpleasant 
 Density at 15% m.c = 1090 Kg/m3 

 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
14580
17573
psi
1025
1236
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
1350
1690
psi
95
119
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
17573
7440
psi
1236
523
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
1940
2040
1000 psi
136
143
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
inch-lbs/in3
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
1720
lbs
780
kg
Shearing Strength
2005
psi
141
kg/cm2
Toughness
203
inch-lbs
234
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.63
0.63
Weight
47
lbs/ft3
753
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
47
lbs/ft3
753
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
4.4
%
4.4
%
Tangential Shrinkage
7.1
%
7.1
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
10.2
%
10.2
%

Natural Durability : 
Durabel in contact with the ground. 
Treatability : difficult due to impermeability of wood 
Processing Characteristics : 
Surfacing : regular 
Finishing : good 
Fixing : regular 

Uses: 
Civil Construction- Heavy External & Maritime,Light Frames & Internal Structure. 
Floors - Domestic 
Furniture - General uses 
Shipping 
Veneers and Plywoods - general uses. 
Handles and Utensiles - Tools 
Diverse Uses - stairs, barrils, tanks. 

Angelim