Simarouba versicolor St. Mil. 
SIMAROUBACEAE 
Comercial Name : Caixeta 
Other Names : Pau-Paraiba, Caixeta-de-casca-grossa, Marupa, Marupai, 
Marupa-do-Campo, Marupauba,Mata-Barata, Pararauba, 
Parariuba, Pau-Praiba, Praiba 
Foreign Name : 
Acaju Plene (French Guyana) 
Bois de Cajau (French Guyana) 
Simaruba (French Guyana) 
Simarupa (French Guyana) 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil -  AM/AP/PA, BA/CE/PB/PE, ES/MG 

General Charcteristics : 
Color : Yellow 
Direction : right Texture : rough 
Taste : indistinct Smell : indistinct 
 Density at 15% m.c = 480 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Moderate resistency to attacks of fungus 
Treatability : easy. 

Processing Characteristics : 
Surfacing : easy Sawing : easy 
Shaping: easy Drilling : easy 
Finishing : good Fixing : easy 
Drying: fast without defects Glueing : easy 

Uses: 
Civil Construction - Light Internal and Frames 
Furniture - General usage 
Veneers and Plywoods - Decorative Veneers and Filling 
Diverse Uses - Sport Articles and Toys 
Decoration 
Matches 

 
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
9860
psi
693
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
psi
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
9860
psi
693
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
psi
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
1218
1000 psi
86
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
0.38
0.38
Weight
46
lbs/ft3
737
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
29
lbs/ft3
465
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
2.9
%
2.9
%
Tangential Shrinkage
6.5
%
6.5
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
%
%

 Marupa