CITESwoodID: descriptions, illustrations, identification and information retrieval


H. G. Richter, K. Gembruch, G. Koch

Araucaria angustifolia (Bertol.) O. Kuntze (Brasilkiefer, Parana pine)

Nomenclature. Family: ARAUCARIACEAE. Further trade and local names: pinho do Paraná, pinheiro (BR); curiy (AR, PY). Code according to DIN EN 13556: ARAN. Internal code: ANG.

CITES(EU) status of protection. Not protected.

Geographic distribution. Southern Brazil, temperate South America.

Growth rings, colour, grain, etc. Growth ring boundaries distinct (growth ring boundaries best observed on freshly cut cross sections, demarcated by a very narrow band of slightly darker latewood); transition from earlywood to latewood gradual. Heartwood basically brown; with streaks (heartwood of old growth timber frequently marked by brown to orange-brown, redddish or even greenish colour stripes). Sapwood similar to heartwood colour, or distinct from heartwood colour (more rarely). Wood of medium weight (± 0.50 g/cm3). Interlocked grain absent.

Hardwood vs softwood. Vessels (pores) absent (= softwood).

Rays. Rays narrow. Large rays commonly less than 1 mm high.

Physical and chemical tests. Heartwood not fluorescent. Water extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Ethanol extract not fluorescent; colourless to brown. Splinter burns to full ash; colour of ash dark grey to nearly black.

Additional information. • ang.jpg. Radial surface, natural size.

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Cite this publication as: ‘Richter, H.G., Gembruch, K., and Koch, G. 2014 onwards. CITESwoodID: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. In English, French, German, and Spanish. Version: 16th May 2014.’.