Tatajuba

Tatajuba (Bagassa Guianensis) or Amaparana, Amarelão, Amarelo, Bagaceira, Cachaceiro, Garrote, Pente-de-macaco, Tatajuba, Tatajubá, Tatajuba-de-belém, Totajuba. Found in dry land forests in the Amazon, the trees are from 15 to 25 meters high and up to 1.5 meters diameter.

Considered excellent for dugout canoes. Wood easily worked with all hand tools or mechanical, producing a uniform surface after the finish. The literature shows that the wood is similar in hardness to ‘hickory’ , requires more energy to be worked.  Used in construction of beams, rafters, battens,  door frames and window frames, paneling,  baseboards. External structures such as poles, fence posts, poles, railway sleepers, cross arms, fenders, furniture, common  flooring, etc..