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PURPLEHEART (Peltogyne spp.)
APPEARANCE
Dull brown when freshly cut, rapidly oxidizes to violet-purple on exposure to light and gradually toning down in course of time to dark purplish brown.
PROPERTIES
Grains generally straight, sometimes wavy or interlocked. Very tough and resilient. Highly resistant to decay, termites and fire.
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CRABWOOD (Carapa guianensis)
APPEARANCE
Heartwood varies from pale pink to rich red-brown when freshly sawn, darkening to a fairly uniform reddish brown. Resembles a plain mahogany.
PROPERTIES
Texture medium to course, grain generally straight but sometimes interlocked. Comparable in strength to European Beech. Moderately durable and fire resistant.
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WAMARA (Swartzia leiocalycina)
APPEARANCE
Heartwood chocolate to purplishbrown with darker purple streaks, giving the wood an attractive appearance. Sapwood pale in colour, sharply demarcated from heartwood.
PROPERTIES
Grain straight but sometimes irregular. Very hard, very dense. Heartwood durable and extremely resistant to insects and decay
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HUBUBALLI (Loxopterygium sagotii)
APPEARANCE
Brown to reddish-brown, attractively figured. Contains numerous narrow to rather wide darker stripes and streaks. Lustre medium, texture medium, uniform.
PROPERTIES
Grain straight, sometimes interlocked or wavy. rather brittle. Resistant to decay, moderately resistant to termites. Highly resistant to moisture absorption.
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SIMARUPA (Quassia simarouba)
APPEARANCE
White when freshly cut gradually darkening to a light cream with age.
PROPERTIES
Grain straight. Low density hardwood. Soft enough for indentations to be easily made on surface.
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ITIKIBORABALLI (Swatrzia sp.)
APPEARANCE
Heartwood dull orange to light brown with darker brown streaks, very beautiful appearance. Sapwood pale in colour, sharply demarcated from heartwood.
PROPERTIES
Grain straight but sometimes irregular. Very hard. Heartwood durable and resistant to insects and decay.
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DUKALIBALLI (Brosimum rubescens)
APPEARANCE
Red with darker streaks , very pretty. High lluster. Sapwood pale in colour, sharply demarcated from heartwood.
PROPERTIES
Grain straight but sometimes irregular. Very hard, high density.
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LOCUST (Hymenaea courbaril
APPEARANCE
Light Brown to brown, often with dark streaks and a subdued golden glow. Sapwood whitish grey and is sharply defined.
PROPERTIES
Texture medium to coarse with straight grains. Medium luster. Very hard and strong. Relatively stable when dried. Very resistant to decay.

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