“Instead, there was plenty of “european” birch veneer ply, baltic birch, and plenty of species such as jatoba, mahogany, walnut, etc.”
“Along the river valleys, there is a gallery forest with jatoba Hymenaea rubriflora, jussara and araça Psidium sp., as well as species typical from surrounding moist forests and areas of restingas.”
“The _jatoba_ or _jatahy_ wood has a high specific gravity, and is considered one of the woods with the highest resistance to disintegration in Brazil -- as high as 1 kg. 315 gr. per square centimetre.”
“As we marched through the _matto_, using the large knives freely to open our way, we had to make great deviations in our course -- now because of a giant _jatoba_ lying dead upon the ground, then to give a wide berth to a group of graceful _akuri_ palms, with their huge spiky leaves.”
“We descended through thick undergrowth, under big _jatoba do matto_”
“Exotic equatorial hardwood: Favorites are ipe (Brazilian walnut), cumaru (Brazilian teak), garapa (Brazilian oak), jatoba (Brazilian cherry), massaranduba (Brazilian redwood) and tigerwood.”
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