SCIENTIFIC NAME: Apuleia leiocarpa
Color/Appearance: Heartwood ranges from medium brown to darker reddish brown. The paler sapwood is usually well demarcated from the heartwood.
Workability: Generally difficult to work due to its high density and irregular grain. Good nail and screw holding, though pre-boring is necessary.
Common Uses: Flooring, furniture, turned objects, and veneer, as well as heavy exterior construction applications not requiring much machining, such as railroad ties, bridges, and beams.n