Apuleia leiocarpa (Vog.) Macbr. 
CAESALPINIACEAE 

Comercial Name : Muirajuba 
Other Names : Amarelao, Garapa, Garapa-Amarela, Garapiapunha, Garapeira, 
Garrote, Gema-de-Ovo, Grapia, Maratoa, Muiratua 
Foreign Name : 
Garapa 
Ocurrence : 
Brasil - BA, ES/MG/SP, GO, PR/SC/RS 
Others - Uruguai, Argentina, Paraguay 

General Charcteristics : 
Color : yellow chestnut 
Direction : irregular Texture : average 
Taste : indistinct Smell : indistinct 
 Density at 15% m.c = 830 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Moderately resistent to atacks of fungus and low resistence to atack of cupim. 
Treatability : difficult. 
Processing Characteristics : 
Finishing : good Glueing : easy 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Heavy External 
Light Frames, External and Internal 
Floors - Domestic 
Furniture - General Uses 
Veneers and Plywoods 
Packaging 
Shipping Applications 
Decorations 

Grapia