Common Name(s): Dalmata
Scientific Name: Cynometra spruceana (commonly mislabeled as Swartzia arborescens)
Distribution: South America
Tree Size: No data available
Average Dried Weight: 64 lbs/ft3 (1,030 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .81, 1.03
Janka Hardness: 2,620 lbf (11,640 N)*
*Estimated hardness based on specific gravity
Modulus of Rupture: No data available
Elastic Modulus: No data available
Crushing Strength: No data available
Shrinkage: No data available
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is medium reddish brown, with dark brown to black streaks and veining.
Grain/Texture: Grain can be spiraled or interlocked. Medium to fine texture.
Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, very few; deposits common; parenchyma vasicentric, banded; narrow rays, spacing fairly close.
Rot Resistance: No data available.
Workability: Reported to be difficult to work, though it turns well.
Odor: No characteristic odor.
Pricing/Availability: Available in limited quantities as short boards and turning blanks. Prices are moderate for an imported hardwood.
Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Common Uses: Turned objects, boxes, knife handles, and other small specialty wood items.
Comments: No data available.