Wood Species

Various Types

A selection of the wood we export

Acapurana

Local name: Rode kabbes

Other names: Acapurana (Brazilië), Saint Martin rouge (Frans Guyana),  red cabbage tree (Guyana en Honduras), angelin (Antillen).

Botanical name: Andira surinamensis

Colour: Sharply differentiated, yellow to brown to red

Grain: Straight, usually interlocked

Texture: Coarse

End Use:

  • Doors
  • Furniture

Angelim Pedra

Local name: Gele Kabbes

Other names: Amargoso (Honduras), Amargo amargo (Panama), Arisauru, Yaksaru (Guyana), Mora (Nicaragua), Gele Kabbes (Surinam), Angelim, Faveira (Brazil).

Botanical name: Vatairea guianensis

Colour: Yellow, redish brown yellow

Grain: Straight to strongly interlocked

Texture: Coarse to very coarse

End Use:

  • Flooring
  • Exterior and interior carpentry
  • Doors
  • Furniture

Angelim Pintado

Local name: Bostamarinde

Other names: Angelim pintado, Gevlamde bostamarinde, Kioudou, Manariballi

Botanical name: Hydrochorea corymbosa

Colour: Redish brown with darker stripes/ vlames

Grain: Straight to very irregular

Texture: Medium to coarse

End Use:

  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Doors

Awalapu

Local name: Watra Kan

Other names: Awalapu, Freijo, Watra Kanu

Botanical name: Cordia alliodora

Colour: Light brown to golden yellow brown

Grain: Straight or interlocked

Texture: Medium

End Use: Furniture

Basralocus

Local name: Basralocus

Other names: Angélique (French Guyana), Angelica do para (Brazil), Basralocus (Suriname)

Botanical name: Dicorynia guianensis

Colour: Reddish brown to reddish or yellowish brown

Grain: Straight / Occasionally interlocked

Texture: Medium/ Uniform

End Use: 

  • Flooring
  • Exterior and interior carpentry
  • Doors

Carapa

Local name: Rode Krappa

Other names: Crabwood (Guyana), carapa, andiroba

Botanical name: Carapa guianensis

Colour: Redish brown to pale brown / pale pink

Grain: Straight, sometimes interlocked

Texture: Variation, fine to coarse

End Use:

  • Flooring
  • Furniture

Cedar

Local name: Ceder

Other names: Cedar (Guyana), Ceder (Suriname)

Botanical name: Cedrela odorata

Colour: Pinkish yellow brown to red brown or brown red

Grain: Straight, sometimes interlocked

Texture: Fine and uniform to rather coarse and uneven

End Use: Furniture

Cupiúba

Local name: Kopie

Other names: Cupiúba (Brazilië), saino, sapino (Colombia), goupi (Frans Guyana), kabukalli (Guyana), kopie (Suriname).

Botanical name: Goupia glabra

Colour: Yellow brown to redish brown

Grain: Straight or uniformly interlocked

Texture: Medium to coarse

End Use:

  • Flooring
  • Exterior and interior carpentry
  • Doors
  • Furniture

Fava Amorgosa

Local name: Jonge kabbes
Other names: Faveira amargosa, faveira amarela, angelim amargoso, fava amargosa, fava amarela, fava bolacha, faveira bolacha, angelim araroba (Brazilië), maqui (Colombia), inkassa, yongo (Frans Guyana), arakaka, arisauro (Guyana), amargo (Honduras), amargo (Panama)

Botanical name: Vatairea paraensis

Colour: Freshly cut it is bright yellow, after a while it becomes brown with yellow stripes

Grain: Straight to irregular

Texture: Rough

End use:

  • (Slat) Parquet
  • Interior paneling
  • Interior and exterior carpentry
  • Cladding
  • Furniture
  • Pallets and boxes
  • May be interesting for decorative veneer

Granadillo

Local name: Bosmahonie

Other names: Ebano (Mexico), Granadillo (Colombia, Venezuela), Bosmahonie (Suriname)

Botanical name: Martiodendron parviflorum

Color: Dark red to chocolate brown or nearly black

Grain: Straight to very irregular

Texture: Medium to coarse

End Use: Furniture

Ingipipa

Local name: Ingipipa

Other names: Tauari, Ingipipa (Suriname)

Botanical name: Couratari spp.

Colour: Cream white to light beige or yellowish brown grayish brown

Grain: Straight or uniformly interlocked

Texture: Medium to coarse

End Use: Flooring

Ipé

Local name: Groenhart

Other names: Bethabara, pau d\’arco, caixeta (Brazilië), guayacan polvillo (Colombia), guyacan, madera negra (Ecuador), ebène vert, ebène jaune (Frans Guyana), bowwood, whalebone greenheart (Guyana), cortez (Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica), amapa (Mexico), guayacan (Panama), lapacho negro, guayacan (Paraguay, Argentinië), tahuari (Peru), groenhart (Suriname), flor amarillo (Venezuela)

Botanical name: Tabebuia serratifolia (Vahl) Nicholson (Surinaams groenhart) (= Tecoma spec. div.)., Tabebuia ipé (Mart.) Standl., T. cassinioides DC., T. guayacan Hemsl., T. longiflora Standl.

Colour: Typically reddish brown, sometimes with green stripes, varying from light to dark.

Grain: Straight, sometimes cross thread or irregular thread

Texture:  Fine

End use:

  • Decking
  • Exterior lumber
  • Veneer
  • Tool handles, and other turned objects
  • Industrial and parquet flooring
  • Cabinets
  • Sleepers
  • Stairs
  • Furniture
  • Naval construction
  • Hydraulic works
  • Interior and exterior joinery

Jatobá

Local name: Rode Locus

Other names: Jatobá (Brazil), Courbaril

Botanical name: Hymenaea courbaril

Colour: Redbrown flesh coloured

Grain: Straight, sometimes interlocked

Texture: Fine to moderetly course

End Use:

  • Exterior and interior carpentry
  • Furniture

Letterwood

Local name: Letterhout

Other names: Gateado, muirapenima (Brazilië), bois de lettres, amourette (Frans Guyana), letterwood, snakewood (Guyana), cacique carey (Panama), palo de oro (Venezuela).

Botanical name: Brosimum guianensis

Colour: Reddish brown, with contrasting darker brown or black patches

Grain: Usually straight

Texture: Fine

End Use:

  • Furniture
  • Inlay

Louro Vermelho

Local name: Wana

Other names: Louro gamela, canela (Brazilië), grignon franc, grignon rouge (Frans Guyana), red louro (Groot-Brittannië), determa (Guyana)

Botanical name: Ocotea rubra Mez.

Colour: Varying from  Variërend van roodachtig als zalm naar geelachtig roodbruin

Grain: Straight or interlocked, sometimes tangled Recht tot kruisdadig, soms warrig

Texture: Moderately coarse

End use:

  • Furniture
  • Paneling
  • Bridges

Mandioquiera

Local name: Gronfolo

Other names: Mandioqueira-áspera, lacreiro, sucupira amarela (Brazilië).hoogland gronfoeloe, bergland gronfolo, gronfoeloe (Suriname).grignon fou, gonfolo, gronfolo (Frans Guyana), florecillo (Venezuela)

Botanical name: Qualea brevipedicellata Stafl., Q. paraensis Ducke, Q. homosepala Ducke, Q. acuminata Spruce ex Warm., Q. lancifolia Ducke.

Colour: Colour varies from beige to red brown

Grain: Straight or irregular

Texture: Moderately coarse to coarse

End use:

  • Wood frame house
  • Flooring
  • Interior joinery
  • Exterior paneling
  • Sliced veneer
  • Molding
  • Boxes and crates
  • Glued laminated
  • Seats
  • Tool handles (resilient woods)
  • Heavy carpentry
  • Exterior joinery
  • Interior paneling
  • Current furniture or furniture components
  • Ship building (planking and deck)
  • Veneer for interior of plywood
  • Formwork
  • Vehicle or container flooring
  • Open boats
  • Decking

Marupa

Local name: Soemaroeba

Other names: adonisidoro, simaropa (Suriname), simaruba, maruba (Guyana), simarouba, bois blanc, marupa (French Guyana), aceituno (Central America) maruba (the Carribean), bitterwood (Great Britain).

Botanical name: Simarouba amara Aubl. (= Quassia simaruba L.f.), S. spec. div.

Colour: Yellowish white or very light yellow

Grain: Straight

Texture: Moderately coarse

End use:

  • Low class furniture
  • Light interior carpentry
  • Interior veneer
  • Boxes
  • Crates
  • Picture frames
  • Organ pipes
  • Piano keys
  • Carving
  • Sheet material

Morototo

Local name: Casaba Udu

Other names: Casaba Udu, Cassavehout, Bigi Boesi, Matchwood, Morototo

Botanical name: Didymopanax morototoni

Colour: Gray white to beige white

Grain: Typically straight

Texture: Medium

End Use: Furniture

Pakuli

Local name: Pakuli

Other names: Geelhart, Pakan, Bacuri, Bacuriuba, Pakuri, Goelhart, Bacuri-Acu, Matazama, Parcouri, Pakoeli, Manipau, Mammee apple, Matouni, Moussa, Pacuru,Bacuri acu, Roble Maria

Botanical name: Platonia insignis

Colour: Yellow brown

Grain: Straight

Texture: Coarse

End use:

  • Stairs
  • Cabinetwork
  • Exterior joinery
  • Heavy carpentry
  • Flooring

Pisi

Local name: Pisi

Other names: Brown silverballi, Kharemero shiruaballi (Guyana), Kaneelhart, Kaneel-pisie (Surinam), Bois canelle (French Guiana)

Botanical name: Licaria guianensis

Colour: Grey yellow, straw colour, brown yellow

Grain: Straight

Texture: Fine to moderetly course

End Use:

  • Flooring
  • Exterior and interior carpentry
  • Doors
  • Furniture

Purpleheart

Local name: Purperhart

Other names: Purpleheart (Guyana), purperhart (Suriname)

Botanical name: Peltogyne venosa

Colour: Brown beige when freshly cut, turns in deep purple upon exposure to light and darkens to dark brown

Grain: Usually straight

Texture: Medium to fine

End Use:

  • Doors
  • Furniture

Satinwood

Local name: Satijnhout

Other names: Satine (Fr Guyana), Satinwood (Guyana), Pao rainha (Brazilie)

Botanical name: Brosimum paraense

Colour: Redbrown or rich chestnut brown

Grain: Straight

Texture: Fine

End Use: Furniture

Tatabu

Local name: Zwarte Kabbes

Other names: Tatabu (Guyana) Coeur dhors (French Guyana), Sapupira, Tatabu (Brazil)

Botanical name: Diplotropis purpurea

Colour: Chocolate brown to reddish brown

Grain: Straight to slightly interlocked

Texture: Medium to coarse

End Use:

  • Exterior and interior carpentry
  • Doors
  • Furniture

Tatajuba

Local name: Kaw-oedoe

Other names: Bagaceira, amaparana, tatajuba, menea (Brasil), bagasse, bois bagasse, bois jaune (French Guyana), cow-wood (Guyana), gele bagasse (Suriname)

Botanical name: Bagassa guianensis Aubl., B. tiliaefolia R. Benoist

Colour: Bright yellow or brown with yellow

Grain: Interlocked

Texture: Medium

End use:

  • Flooring
  • Ship building (planking and deck)
  • Cabinetwork (high class furniture)
  • Interior joinery
  • Sliced veneer
  • Hydraulic works (fresh water)
  • Exterior paneling
  • Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground)
  • Turned goods
  • Vehicle or container flooring
  • Current furniture or furniture components
  • Ship building (ribs)
  • Wood frame house
  • Interior paneling
  • Sleepers
  • Exterior joinery
  • Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground)
  • Heavy carpentry
  • Stairs (inside)

Timborana

Local name: Pikinmisiki

Other names: Timborana, Pikinmisi (Suriname)

Botanical name: Pseudopiptadenia suaveolens

Colour: Brown to reddish brown

Grain: Straight to interlocked

Texture: Fine to medium

End Use:

  • Flooring
  • Exterior and interior carpentry
  • Doors

Wacapou

Local name: Bruinhart

Other names: Acapu, wacapou (Brazilië), aji (Colombia), epi de blé, wacapou (Frans Guyana), sarabebeballi, partridgewood
(Guyana), bruinhart, wacapou (Suriname), botonellare (Venezuela).

Botanical name: Vouacapoua americana

Colour: Dark brown with figurine

Grain: Straight, sometimes slightly wavy

Texture: Coarse

End Use:

  • Exterior
  • Interior carpentry
  • Furniture

Wallaba

Local name: Wallaba

Other names: Apa, Copaibarana, Ituri Wallaba, Bioudou, Bijhout, Uapa, Apazeiro, Espadeira, Wapa, Walapa, Palo Machete

Botanical name: Eperua falcate

Colour: Light red to reddish brown

Grain: Typically straight

Texture: Medium to coarse

End use:

  • Bridges (Parts in contact with water or ground)
  • Exterior paneling
  • Heavy carpentry
  • Current furniture or furniture components
  • Flooring
  • Cooperage
  • Sleepers
  • Stakes
  • Bridges (Parts not in contact with water or ground)
  • Shingles
  • Exterior joinery
  • Industrial or heavy flooring
  • Wood frame house
  • Hydraulic works (fresh water)
  • Poles

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