The TreeA large tree reaching a height of up to 30m.
The TimberThe wood is bright lemon yellow when freshly cut, turning a rich golden yellow on exposure, with a medium, uniform texture and a grain that is generally straight, although can be slightly interlocked. It is a handsome wood with a slight, superficial lustre.
DryingThe timber requires some care to dry and there is a risk of surface checking.
StrengthA strong timber with strength property values midway between beech and greenheart.
Working QualitiesEasy - Care required when planing if interlocked grain is present. Sawdust can cause irritation.
Latin NameEuxylophora paraensis
Also known asPau cetim (Brazil), Amarelo (Brazil)