Vataireopsis araroba (Aguiar) Ducke
Po de araroba; Moina; Angelim-pedra; Angelim-amarelo; Angelim amargoso; Geli Kabbes (Surinam); Geli-kabissi (Surinam); Amargo (Panama); Amargo (Honduras); Yongo (French Guiana); Inkassa (French Guiana); Arisauro (Guyana); Maqui (Colombia); Faveira Amargosa (Brazil); Fava Amargosa (Brazil); Araroba (Brazil); Angelim Araroba (Brazil)
Vouacapoua araroba (Aguiar) Lyons; Andira araroba Aguiar
It is used for shadow in cacao plantations in its region of origin.
Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 200 micras or more (large). Colored deposits in heartwood vessels. Vessels per mm2 less than 6 (rare). Axial parenchyma in marginal or in seemingly marginal bands. Axial parenchyma lozenge-aliform. Axial parenchyma aliform. Axial parenchyma confluent.
The grain is mostly straight
The surface of the wood is naturally moderate in luster.
It is moderately good in planing, but raised grain and fuzzy surfaces are common.
It is difficult to cut with hand tools.
EXTERIOR GENERAL, HOUSING GENERAL, flooring