The TreeA fairly large tree reaching up to 40m in height with a bole diameter of approximately 2m.
The TimberThe timber is variable in colour with the heartwood yellowish, olive to chocolate brown, frequently variegated and sometimes figured. It is a fine to medium textured wood and the grain may be straight, wavy or curly.
DryingRequires care to avoid warping.
StrengthStrength properties slightly less than beech.
Working QualitiesEasy - Finishes well.
Latin NamePhoebe porosa, syn Ocotea porosa
Also known asCanela imbuia (Brazil), Brazilian walnut
TextureFine to medium