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Mora
(Maclura tinctoria)
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COMMON NAMES:   Mora, Mora amarilla, amarello, taiuva, fustic.
[NOTE: There is at least one other species, Chlorophora tinctoria that is also known as mora.]

SPECIFIC GRAVITY:   .71 - .78

DENSITY:  

TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT:   5.4%

RADIAL MOVEMENT:   3.4%

VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE:   7.8%

DURABILITY1:   Very decay resistant

SOURCE:  Found sporatically throught Latin America from southern Mexico to Argentina, but not plentiful anywhere.

DESCRIPTION:   Dense, fine textured, bright yellow in color, turning to light reddish orange with exposure. Produces a yellow dye used to stain cloth. Good resistance to wear, turns well, used for tool handles and furniture parts.


1 Durability refers to a wood's resistance to rotting in wet environments.

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