English name: Angico Preto
Latin name: Anadenanthera macrocarpa
Other name(s): Cebil, Curupay
Features: Heartwood is a pale to medium reddish brown, frequently with darker brown to black streaks throughout. Color tends to darken with age. Sapwood is a pale yellow to pinkish brown.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, up to 20m, more than 0.6m in diameter, distributed in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay.
Material: Grain irregular and/or interlocked. Fine uniform texture. Naturally lustrous. Rated as very durable. Resistant to termites, though more susceptible to other insect attacks. Generally hard to work with on account of its irregular grain and high density. Cebil also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Turns well. No characteristic odor.
Applications: Flooring, exterior construction, furniture, and turned objects.