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carapa, crabwood, Surinam mahogany, West Indian mahogany

A pale to reddish brown wood of South America and Africa; moderately hard and heavy, with straight grain and medium texture; used for general construction and in plywood.
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Of interest is the Crique Filon target located within the Carapa permit.
Ao analisar a posicao geografica desses municipios, observa-se a concentracao dessa atividade na regiao centro-sul do estado, formando um arco, que poderia ser denominado "corredor da soja" ou "aglomerado produtivo da sojicultora", que se inicia no municipio de Sidrolandia, descendo ao sul para as regioes de Maracaju, Ponta Pora, Laguna Carapa. Concluindo esse "arco" com o municipio de Arai Moreira.
Effects of adding nano-clay (montmorillonite) on performance of polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and urea-formaldehyde (UF) adhesives in Carapa guianensis.
Acute and subacute toxicity of the Carapa guianensis Aublet (Meliaceae) seed oil.
Five vegetable oils including andiroba (Carapa guianensis), buriti (Mauritia flexuosa), castor (Ricinus communis), pequi (Caryocar brasiliense), and tucum (Bactris setosa) were evaluated for lipase production as substitutes for olive oil.
Carapa guianensis, which is popularly known as andiroba, belongs to the family Meliaceae.
It attacks cryptically the apical meristem of species of Meliaceae, as Cedrela, Swietenia and Carapa. Its damages forks the trees and the most valuable log, with subsequent financial losses in forestry projects, reaching up to 100% trees of a forest plantation, making it unfeasible high-density plantations.
Composition of Azadirachta indica and Carapa procera (Meliaceae) seed oils and cakes obtained after oil extraction.
Aceite de andiroba (Carapa guianensis Aubl) en la captura de la mosca de las frutas (Anastrepha fraterculus Wiedemann), en Guayaba Serrana (Acca sellowiana (Berg) Burret).