Botanical Name: Manilkara bidentata
Species Type: Hardwood
Origin: Carribean, Central and South America
Massaranduba, also known as Brazilian Redwood or Bulletwood usually straight grained, fine grain and little drawing.
The heartwood is a medium to dark reddish brown with the colour tending to darken with age. The pale yellow sapwood is clearly differentiated from the heartwood, though not always sharply demarcated.
Uses of Massaranduba
- Heavy construction
- Bent parts
- Turned objects