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.
Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Dalmata. See the articles Wood Allergies and Toxicity and Wood Dust Safety for more information.
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.