Dipteryx odorata Willd. 
FABACEAE 

Comercial Name : Cumaru 
Other Names : Camaru, Camaru-Ferro, Cambaru, Cambaru-Ferro, Champagne, 
Cumaru-Amarelo, Cumaru-da-Folha-Grande,Cumaru-Escuro, 
Cumaru-Ferro, Cumaru-Rosa, Cumaru-Roxo, 
Cumaru-Verdadeiro, Cumbari, Cumbaru-Ferro, Muirapage. 
Foreign Name : 
Tonka (Guyana) 
Faux Gaiac (French Guyana) 
Charapilla (Peru) 
Sarrapia (Venezuela, Colombia) 
Ebo (Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras) 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil - AM/PA/RO, MT, MA 
Others -Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam, Venezuela 
General Charcteristics : 
Color : chestnut Aspect : Unstressed Fiberous 
Direction :  Texture : average 
Taste : indistinct Smell : unpleasant 
 Basic Density = 910 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Durabel - resistent to atack of fungus and marine xilofagos. 
Treatability : difficult. 
Processing Characteristics : 
Surfacing : easy Sawing : difficult 
Fixing: easy Finishing: good 
Drying : easy with defects 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Light External; Heavy External,Internal and Marine 
Floors - Domestic 
Furniture 
Transport 
Shipping 
Veneers and Plywoods 

 
 
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
19295
27270
psi
1357
1917
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
27270
9020
psi
1917
634
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
39
inches
99
cm
Stiffness
2690
3030
1000 psi
189
213
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
inch-lbs/in3
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
3540
lbs
1606
kg
Shearing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Toughness
265
inch-lbs
305
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.86
0.9
0.86
0.9
Weight
71
lbs/ft3
1138
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
71
lbs/ft3
1138
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
5
%
5
%
Tangential Shrinkage
7.6
%
7.6
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
12
%
12
%

Cumaru