Bullywood / Bucida buceras
Distribution & Tree
Strength & Durability
Due to its high density and silica content, the wood is resistant to dry-wood termites and durable in ground contact. The Wood is designated as very resistant to decay (class 1 under ASTM D 2017-71 and EN 350-1). Susceptible to teredo marine borers. Its strength is said to resemble that of greenheart (Ocotea rodiaei).
Ecological & Social Importance
|Reference Species with Similar Density & Hardness|
|Technical Characteristics||Pucté||Hickory (Shagbark)||Black Locust|
|Bending Stiffness (Modulus of Elasticity)||GPa||13.7||14.9||14.1|
|Bending Strength (Modulus of Rupture)||MPa||106.2||139.3||133.8|
|Values determined at 12% humidity - Provided for reference only|
Values are for reference only and cannot be guaranteed. Wood is a natural material and physical and mechanical properties may vary depending on age, genetics, and other factors. We encourage customers to consult the references provided in the bibliography. For further explanations of wood’s key technical characteristics, an excellent resource is the Wood Database with articles on Density (average dried weight); Janka hardness; Elastic Modulus; Rupture Modulus; Crushing Strength; Radial, Tangential and Volumetric Shrinkage.