Heartwood yellow brown, sometimes with nearly black markings producing an attractive figure; sapwood not distinct from heartwood.
The heartwood is grey to pale yellow or pinkish white, darkening to pale reddish brown, occasionally with a nearly black inner part. It is not clearly demarcated from the 12–15 cm wide sapwood. The grain is straight to slightly interlocked, texture moderately coarse. The wood is moderately lightweight to medium-weight, with a density of (370–) 430–730 kg/m³ at 12% moisture content. The heartwood is extremely resistant to impregnation with preservatives, the sapwood is permeable.
1" (25mm), 2" (50mm), 3" (78mm)
Saws easily, works well with hand and machine tools, good veneering properties, good gluing and nailing characteristics, takes a good finish.