Botanic name: Tabebuia ipe Standl, Tabebuia serratifolia Nichols.
Commercial names: Ipe, Lapacho.
Location: Central and South America.
COLOR: brown-red to brown-green.
Will fade to silver grey if exposed to U.V. rays.
High density wood with no risk to be attacked by termite.
DENSITY: 1.050 Kg/m3
HARDNESS: very hard
Tangential: 6.4-6.5% (0.35)
Radial: 5.1-5.2% (0.26)
DURABILITY: very resistent against the action of fungi, insects and termites
Static bending - bending strenght: 184 N/mm2
Elasticity Module: 18.300 - 18.800 N/mm2
Axial compression: 95 N/mm2
Perpendicular compression: -
Shear stress: 14 N/mm2