SCIENTIFIC NAME: Apuleia leiocarpa
Color/Appearance: Color of freshly sawn heartwood ranges from bright yellow to golden yellow, darkening to a golden or reddish brown upon exposure to light.Color of freshly sawn heartwood ranges from bright yellow to golden yellow, darkening to a golden or reddish brown upon exposure to light. Pale yellow-white sapwood is sharply demarcated from heartwood. Quartersawn surfaces have a striped figure similar to Sapele’s ribbon stripe, though the stripes are much broader.
Workability: Good overall workability, though pieces with interlocked grain may pose a risk of tearout during planing (particularly quartersawn surfaces). Also, its high silica content means that it will dull cutting edges faster than usual. Turns, glues, and finishes well.
Common Uses: Flooring, decking, boatbuilding, cabinetry, furniture, veneer, and turned objects.