Lacewood, Brazolian; Silky Oak, Brazilian

Lacewood, Brazolian; Silky Oak, Brazilian

Trade Name

Louro Faia, Brazilian Silky Oak

Similar Woods

European Lacewood Australian Lacewood Indian Silver Oak


South America


Northern and central parts of South America with main growing area in Brazil. Hardly any literature available on this particularly special species due to the fact of its small importance economy-wise and also due to the many wood species growing in South America.


Not known very well in Europe, Brazilian Lacewood has been used there for interior construction only and, since the end of the nineties, also for dashboards in cars. In South and North America also used in furniture and parquet productions, sometimes also for decks of ships. Veneers are readily available in good dimensions and can be procured in medium quantities without a problem.