A rich, hard timber with a very high density. Has a bold grain and an occasional small pink knot. The colour of the floor varies from a warm auburn to mid-brown and darkens with age. Density 600kg/m3.
Usually less than 10 feet (30.5m) with a trunk of 24-48 inches (610-1200mm), but occasionally larger. May have swollen bases or buttresses and boles clear to 80 feet (24m).
Russet to reddish brown, often with dark stripes or streaks.
Flooring, kitchens, and furniture.
Central and South America