ginhulagway ni August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach. An Calycophyllum multiflorum in nahilalakip ha genus nga Calycophyllum, ngan familia nga Rubiaceae. Find technical and marketing information for lesser-used tropical timber species, LUS. Learn more on our Pau mulato (Calycophyllum multiflorum) page. H Calycophyllum multiflorum Griseb. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Calycophyllum (family Rubiaceae).

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Castelo Boxwood turns, glues, and finishes well. Beams 11 – Prospect: Castelo Boxwood Calycophyllum multiflorum. Furniture, Common 23 – Handbook of Hardwoods. South America Tree Size: Castelo Boxwood, Ivorywood, Palo Blanco.

Vessel-ray pits with distinct borders, similar to intervessel pits. It is reported to air dry rapidly. Growth ring boundaries distinct indicated by latewood zones of low vessel frequency.

A special thanks to Steve Earis for providing the wood sample facegrain of this wood species. Texture The wood is fine textured. Not commonly available in the United States, the closely related Lemonwood also known as Degame is seen more often.


Sawing Sawing operations are rated as fair. Scientific Name Synonyms Calycophyllum spruceanum multiflogum. Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Castelo Boxwood. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.

Vessel-r Axial parenchyma absent or extremely rare, non visible with magnifying glass 8x. I have done many carvings with this wood.

Castelo Boxwood

The wood will take an easy polishing and a great wax finish. Fibre pits mainly restricted to radial walls, simple to minutely bordered. Rays composed of only some uniseriate rays a single cell type homocellularor two or more cell types heterocellular ; homocellular ray cells square or upright. This species is reported to be durable or moderately durable. Crystals present, in form of crystal sandlocated in ray cells. Sapwood and heartwood are not clearly differentiated. It has a moderate resistance against decay and termites attack.

Calycophyllum multiflorum – Useful Tropical Plants

Pallets 48 – The strength properties of timbers. Odor Odor and taste are reported to be indistinct. Grain tends to be straight to slightly interlocked. Trade and local names: Common Names Pau Mulato Brazil.


Physical and chemical tests. Botanical Description The tree reaches heights up to 30 m, with straight, well formed calycophtllum. Basic Density or Specific Nultiflorum O. Typically sold as turning blanks. The wood is white yellowish in color, with faint light brown streaks.

It has a tendency to checking and cupping, severe casehardening is also reported. Heartwood basically white or grey to yellow, white or grey to brown occasionally with yellowish-brown discoloured heartwood; only the light coloured sapwood is traded.

Commercial timbers

Vessels per mm2 more than 20 very abundant. Archery bows, carvings, inlay and turned objects.

Fine, uniform texture with a slightly lustrous appearance. Tyloses only in discoloured heartwood present or absent, thinwalled.