Cordia goeldiana Hub. 
BORAGINACEAE 

Comercial Name : Freijo 
Other Names : Frei-Jorge, Freijo-Branco, Freijo-Preto, Freijo-Rajado, 
Freijo-Verdadeiro, Louro-Freijo 
Foreign Name : 
Laurel Blanco (Central America) 
Freijo (Britain) 
Salmwood (Britain) 
Pardillo (Venezuela) 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil - AM/PA/RO, MA 
General Charcteristics : 
Color : very palid chestnut 
Direction : right Texture : average 
Taste : indistinct Smell : indistinct 
 Density at 15% m.c = 590 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Durabel - resistent to atack of fungus, cupim and marine xilofagos. 
Treatability : avergae 
Processing Characteristics : 
Productivity in Mill : 59.60% 
Surfacing : easy Sawing : easy 
Shaping: easy Slicing : easy 
Unrolling : easy Fixing : easy 
Sanding : easy Glueing : easy 
Finishing : good Drying: easy without defects 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Heavy Internal, Light 
Furniture 
Shipping 
Veneers and Plywoods 
Diverse Uses - Sports Articles and toys, Musical Instruments and their parts 
Mouldings, Decorations, Fosforous Matches, stairs. 

 
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
9245
13278
psi
650
934
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
483
880
psi
34
62
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
13278
4665
psi
934
328
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
1210
1627
1000 psi
85
114
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
12.9
inch-lbs/in3
1
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
997
lbs
452
kg
Shearing Strength
1345
psi
95
kg/cm2
Toughness
inch-lbs
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.48
0.59
0.48
0.59
Weight
53
37
lbs/ft3
849
593
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
37
lbs/ft3
593
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
4
%
4
%
Tangential Shrinkage
7
%
7
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
11
%
11
%

Freijo