Scientific Name – Eperua falcate

Description and Common Uses: Wallaba is well suited for heavy construction, railroad crossties, poles, industrial flooring, and tank staves. It is also highly favoured for charcoal. The wood dries very slowly with a marked tendency to check, split, and warp. Although the wood has high density, it is easy to work with hand and machine tools. However, the high gum content clogs saw teeth and cutters. Once the wood has been kiln dried, gum exudates are not a serious problem in machining. The heartwood is reported to be very durable and resistant to subterranean termites and fairly resistant to dry-wood termites.

  • Density at 12% (kg / m3): 900 kg
  • Compressive strength: 72 MPa
  • Bending strength: 120 MPa
  • Elastic modulus: 18,450 Mpa
  • Radial Cure: 2.3%
  • Tangential Damping: 6.5%
  • Hardness of Janka Scale: 2040
  • Volume Cure: 0.42%
  • TS / RS ratio: 2.8
  • Fat Saturation Point: 29%
  • Tree height: 30 – 50 m
  • Strain diameter: 0.50 – 0.70 m
  • Acousticity of wood for musical purposes: 97.2 measured 2766Hz