Differentiated (not perfect) wood: yellowish white and rather thick sapwood The colour of heartwood (duramen) is reddish white and quite dark. Abundant silver grain; numerous and fine vascular traces embedded in the wood, frequently containing shiny black resin. Occurrence of slight interlocked grain.
Possible end-uses: Heavy carpentry, shipbuilding, hydraulic works such as the construction of mooring systems and locks, etc.
Physical and mechanical properties: Excellent mechanical strength properties. The wood is moderately fissile