Timber and Related Products

Lenga  
Wood type Hardwood
Environmental Not listed in CITES. Believed available from well-managed sources. Check certification status with suppliers.
Distribution Occurs in the deciduous forest areas from Brazil, but only in small quantities or as scattered trees.
The Tree A medium-sized tree, 18m to 21m tall, with a diameter of 0.5m.
The Timber The timber is hard, with a fine, straight, close grain, the heartwood varying in colour from reddish-brown to rich red, the narrow sapwood being pinkish. Fine, narrow, brown-coloured pith flecks, and small gum pockets are a common feature of the wood, which weighs about 580 kg/m3 when dried.
Working Qualities Good - Good
Durability Moderately durable
Treatability No information
Moisture
Movement
Medium
Density
(mean, Kg/m³)
580
Texture Fine
Availability Limited
Price Medium
Use(s) Interior joinery, Furniture
Colour(s) Reddish brown, Red