A Garapa, Grapiá, Garapeira ou Amarelinho (Apuleia leiocarpa) é uma árvore do género Apuleia. Pode ser encontrada na Amazônia e da zona costeira até a. The wood of Apuleia leiocarpa (Vog.) Macbr. (Leguminosae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae) yielded (+)-pinitol, β-sitosterol and ten flavones. Three of these. Apuleia leiocarpa (Vogel) is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Apuleia (family Leguminosae). The record.

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Apuleia molaris Spruce ex Benth. Flooring, decking, dock, and boatbuilding.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Mature seedpods Photograph by: The only concern is heat retention and sitting on the surface. Glues and finishes well, and is about average for dimensional stability. Garapa is not commonly available in lumber form, though it is sometimes used for flooring and decking.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. Rated as durable, though vulnerable to termites and other insect attacks.


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Apuleia leiocarpa – Wikispecies

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Exactly what the title says, brief and to the point. Type the digit seven appuleia the box. Do you feel this would be a bad choice using Garapa?

Apuleia leiocarpa

Cedar seems like the ideal wood for this situation: Garapa is fairly easy to work, despite its density. Last update on Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. South America Tree Size: Eric May 6, at Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Apuleia leiocarpa Vogel J. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment. Developing seedpods Photograph by: I think it would hold up great compared to ceder.

Glenn DeSpain May 6, at 1: I am considering using Garapa lumber to rebuild sauna benches. Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster.

Cultivated tree Photograph by: If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Publisher Reference Publications; Michigan.

Garapa is occasionally exported from South America. Not for the casual reader. Year ISBN Description An extremely concise book, listing approximately 1, species and varieties of plants with their botanical name, common name in Brazil, regions in Brazil where the plant is found, a brief list of uses and any medically active compounds in the plant.


Stunning photographs of each species, brief details on the plant, its uses and how to grow it from seed. The price should be moderate for an imported hardwood.

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Leuocarpa wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

I can not find any information for this particular use. Any assistance would be helpful. Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Garapa has been reported to cause skin irritation. A superb work, with the minor irritation that the translation from Portuguese is not of the best.