Marfim

Marfim

Trade Name

Marfim, Guatambu, Bahia Satinwood

Similar Woods

Satinwood

Origin

South America

Range

Brazil Paraguay and Argentina. In the southern part of Brazil around Mato Grosso. The tree can reach a height of 20 - 40 m with a diametre between 40 - 70 cm. The slightly figured wood resembles Satinwood and is difficult to find.

Uses

The non figured wood is frequently used for exclusive furniture production in South America. In the figured form, the figure is similar to the Satinwood figure, the wood is used for interior work and for high quality furniture. Hardly known in Europe; used as substitute for the extremely expensive Satinwood.

Colour

Light Brown