1. April 2011
In the following series we will focus on some Lesser known Species (LKS). The sustainable use of LKS is extremely important in sustainable FSC certified forestry. Therefore we focus on LKS and we continue with:
Tanimbuca or Tanibuca
Botanically known as Buchenavia parvifolia, part of the family Combretacea.
It grows throughout most of the Amazon region. The tree grows to about 40 meters with a diameter of about 80 cm (DBH) and has a fairly straight trunk.
Tanimbuca is naturally durable. The colour ranges from light green to light brown. Fine black sometimes red stripes can occur. Tanimbuca has many local names, but if commercially referred to as light ipé or green ipé, even though not related to ipé. Appearance is closer to Bangkirai. Exposed to sun it will turn light grey. Kiln drying is possible and the result is a stable timber specie with a good finish.
For exterior use
Tanimbuca can be used for a broad range of products, but is mostly used as a decking. It can contain water soluble matters and should therefore not be used on balcony or as siding.
Please find factsheet for download here.
You can also find information about this lesser known species here.
Available form Stock in 21and 25 x 145 mm planed Smooth/smooth
The Lesser known species presented here all have in common that they are indeed suitable alternatives for the known species. The reason for them being Lesser known is not due to their properties but to tradition and for most part due to low availability. For more see Why are LKS important here.