Heartwood ranges from yellowish to yellow brown, sometimes with dark streaking. Sapwood is narrow and its whitish or straw color make it fairly distinct from the heartwood. It has a fine grain often interlocked, sometimes wavy or lustrous. It is reported that some logs produce a decorative figure, may contain up to 1.3% silica which contains a yellow extractive that may stain fabrics if moistened.
This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of threatened species.
Market Value and usage
Usually available as veneer, solid lumber is also occasionally available. Cost is in the mid to upper range for an imported hardwood. Also, very useful in cabinetry, furniture, and flooring.
Rated as moderately durable regarding decay resistance, and moderately resistant to termite attack.
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