The TreeThe trees are unbuttressed, and of moderate size up to 40m tall and with boles of 0.5m to 1m, with a clear bole of up to 30m achieved.
The TimberThe sapwood is narrow and pale brown to greyish yellow.
DryingDries at a moderate rate with little degrade, sapwood may be susceptible to sap-stain.
StrengthComparable to beech in bending but with an MOE (modulus of elasticity) slightly lower than greenheart.
Working QualitiesModerate - Saws and works fairly well, with some difficulty in planing to a smooth surface due to bands of soft and hard tissue. Holds nails and screws well, and glues satisfactorily.
Latin NameAndira spp
Also known asMaquilla (Mexico), Angelin (Trinidad and Tobago), Acapurana (Brazil)
OriginWest Indies, Southern Mexico, Central America, Northern South America, Brazil