Formal Name: Dipteryx odorata
Color: Sapwood is a yellowish-brown and is distinct from the heartwood, which is a reddish-brown to purple-hued brown. Exposure to light makes the overall color become more uniform.
Workability: Tends to be difficult to work with because of the density and interlocked grain. Moderate blunting effect on tool cutters but turns well on the lathe. Due to the high oil content and density, gluing can be difficult.
Physical Properties: Exceptionally strong, very dimensionally stable, very dense, with high shock resistance. Low steam bending classification.
Interior/Exterior: exterior and interior use