Tabebuia impetiginosa (Mart.) Standl. 
BIGNONIACEAE 
 
Common Names : Acana, Aus, Ausabo, Balata, Balata franc, Balata gomme, Balata rouge, Beefwood,                  Bolletri, Bolletrie, Bulletwood, Chicozapota, Macaranduba, Maparajuba, Massarandu, Nispero,                     Pamashto, Paraju, Quinilla colorada, Red balata. 

Regions of Origin : Central America, Latin America 

Countries of Origin: Guyana, Mexico, Puerto Rico [US], Dominican Republic, Panama, Guyana,                     Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname 

Common Uses : Billiard-cue butts, Bridge construction, Domestic flooring, Furniture components, Heavy construction, Naval architecture,  Shingles, Tool handles, Violin bows, Bent Parts, Bridge beams, Bridge joists,      Building construction, Building materials, Cabin construction, Cabinetmaking, Chairs, Chests, Construction,            Desks, Dining-room furniture, Drawer sides, Exterior trim & siding, Exterior uses, Factory construction, Fine furniture, Flooring, Furniture , Furniture squares or stock, Handles, Hatracks, Kitchen cabinets, Living-room suites, Mine timbers,  Musical instruments , Office furniture, Parquet flooring, Radio Rustic furniture, Shafts/Handles,  Sporting Goods. 
 
Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
17310
27280
psi
1217
1918
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
2480
psi
174
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
27280
8690
psi
1918
611
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
11120
15030
psi
782
1057
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
2700
3450
1000 psi
190
243
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
14
28
inch-lbs/in3
wml3
2
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
3190
lbs
1447
kg
Shearing Strength
2500
psi
176
kg/cm2
Toughness
265
inch-lbs
305
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.85
1.03
0.85
1.03
Weight
81
67
lbs/ft3
1298
1074
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
66
lbs/ft3
1058
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
6.3
%
6.3
%
Tangential Shrinkage
9.4
%
9.4
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
16.9
%
16.9
%
 

 Massaranduba