Anacardium excelsum in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Common Uses: Boxes and crates, Construction, Decorative plywood, Decorative veneer, Domestic flooring, Food containers, Furniture, Pulp/Paper products. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Caracolí, Espave (Anacardium excelsum) page.

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This tree is distinguished by its coarse bark, deeply grooved and sometimes flaking. The wild cashew is a closely related species within the anacarrium genus as the cashew Anacardium occidentale. Leaves are alternate and spiraling at the end of each branch; leaf blades are cm long and cm wide, widest near apex, anacardoum an inverse teardrop shape. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to Texture The texture is medium to coarse. Fruit-eating bats pick the fruit of the wild cashew and transport it to their feeding places, where they eat only the fleshy part.

Click to Display 33 Total Images. Its resistance to decay varies with type of fungus. Mortising The wood has good mortising properties.

Retrieved from ” https: Juveniles in urban areas and farmland often appear far from any adult, showing that common birds readily carry the seed. The branches support a huge diversity of epiphytic plants.

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The bark of big trees is dark brown, gray, or black, usually with vertical fissures; anaxardium inner bark is reddish. Part I-Tropical American Species. Nailing The nail holding properties are fair.


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Natural Habitat Anacardium excelsum is one of the largest trees of tropical America, found in gallery forests, generally below elevations of 1, m. The Wild Cashew and commercial Cashew tree Anacardium occidentale are members of the family Anacardiaceae, which contains approximately species worldwide, and species in Tropical America.

They form on a twisted, fleshy appendage, 3 cm long. Basic Density or Specific Gravity O. The sap is rust colored. If you would excslsum to support this site, please consider Donating. On the ground beneath big trees in the forest, there are usually great piles of blackish leaves.

Most are trees or shrubs, a few species are lianas. From southern Honduras south to Ecuador and east to Venezuela. Tree growing in native habitat Photograph by: The fruit is shaped like a kidney, resembling the cashew, matures from March to May, and is dispersed by birds or mammals. Resistance To Impregnation Heartwood penetration is irregular, but the sapwood is easily treatable.

It ranges from Costa Rica to northern South America, and often found along riverbanks.

This page was last edited on 30 Januaryat Boards 13 – Dry kiln anacaardium for commercial woods. Prismatic crystals in the ray cells. The nut contains a very toxic oil, but is edible if roasted. Luster The wood has medium to high luster.


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Silica Content Silica Content: Flowers are small, creamy green to pinkish in color. But it is a tree of secondary forest and disturbed areas, and there are seldom juveniles in mature forest.

Scale Models 83 – Algunas caracteristicas fisicomecanicas de la madera de tres especies de la cordillera NeoVolcanica. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.

Ripening fruit Photograph by: Odor It has no characteristic odor excelwum taste.

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Tree that reaches from 20 to 40 m in height. Leaves and flowers Photograph by: Its leaves are simple and alternate, grouped in the terminal extremities of the branches. Crown of Wild Cashew, photo by Jenn Sinasac.

Not for the casual reader. When anacarduim, the fruit both the nut and the surrounding fleshy part is highly toxic to humans. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. They are poisonous before they are roasted Blohm, Knife Handles 33 – Embassy of Gabon in Japan.

Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ahacardium cell.