The TreeThe tree reaches about 40 m hight and 80 cm in diameter (DBH) and has a straight trunk.
The TimberThe heartwood is bright yellow becoming yellowish-brown on exposure, clearly demarcated from the white sapwood. It has a medium to coarse texture, slightly lustrous and a straight, but sometimes variable grain. It weighs between 496 and 640 kg/m3 when dried.
DryingDries at a moderate speed, with a slight risk of warping or checking.
StrengthSlightly weaker than oak.
Working QualitiesGood - Straight grained material is said to work easily, but cutters tend to dull quickly. It is tough and strong, and finishes smoothly.
Latin NameClarisia racemosa
Also known asoiticica amarela, oiti amarelo (Brazil), moral bobo, moral, comido de mono (Ecuador)
OriginEcuador, Peru, Brazil, Bahia