English name: Arisauro
Latin name: Vatairea Guianensis
Other name(s): Arakaka, Faveira-amargosa, Angelim-anargoso, Angelim-aracui, Gelekabbes.
Features: Sapwood distinct, whitish-greyish or brownish yellow. Heartwood yellow but becomes orange brown to dark brown on exposure; oily appearance.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, up to 20m, more than 0.3m in diameter, distributed in Suriname.
Material: Grain straight to strongly interlocked. Texture coarse to very coarse.
Applications: Interior and exterior joinery, general carpentry, furniture, sleepers.