Mezilaurus itauba (Meissn) Taub. 
LAURACEAE 

Comercial Name : Itauba 
Other Names : Itauba-Amarela, Itauba-Grande, Itauba-Preta, Itauba-Verdadeira, 
Louro-Itauba. 
Foreign Name : 
Kaneerjoe (Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam) 
Kaneelhout (Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam) 
Taoub (Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam) 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil - AM/AP/PA/RO, MA, MT 
Others - Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam 

General Charcteristics : 
Color : yellow chestnut 
Direction : wavey Texture : average 
Taste : indistinct Smell : indistinct 
 Density at 15% m.c = 960 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Durabel - resistent to atack of fungus, cupim and marine xilofagos. 
Treatability : difficult. 
Processing Characteristics : 
Productivity in Mill : 49.20% 
Surfacing : moderately easy 
Drying : difficult with defects 
Finishing : good 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Light Frames & External 
Heavy Marine, External and Internal 
Floors - Domestic 
Furniture - High Quality 
Shipping - Decks, Backs, Keels, Caverns 
Veneers and Plywoods 
Tools 
Diverse Uses - Sport Articles and Toys, Decoration and Ornaments 
Stairs 
 

 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
17980
psi
1264
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
17980
psi
1264
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
2349
1000 psi
165
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
inch-lbs/in3
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
lbs
kg
Shearing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Toughness
inch-lbs
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.87
0.87
Weight
67
53
lbs/ft3
1074
849
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
53
lbs/ft3
849
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
4
%
4
%
Tangential Shrinkage
10
%
10
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
%
%

Itauba