COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Argentina, Brasil, Colombia & Venezuela.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Vulnerable, rare in parts of its range.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Reddish brown, dark brown, purple with dark streaks.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: White to yellowish and well-defined.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Glues, moulds, sands, screws and turns well. Resists splitting but care needs to be taken when planning. Responds well to hand tools. General finishing is good.