(Carya spp., primarily C. illinoensis)
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Pecan, pecan hickory, water hickory
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: .75
DENSITY: 46 lbs./cu.ft.
TANGENTIAL MOVEMENT: 8.9%
RADIAL MOVEMENT: 4.9%
VOLUMETRIC SHRINKAGE: 13.6%
SOURCE: Eastern and southern U.S. and Mexico
Very hard, stiff and resilient. The hickories provide the toughest, strongest wood in common use. Pecan is slightly deeper in color, and not quite as dense as other hickories, but it is very difficult to positively differentiate the various species in this genus.