English name: Wamara
Latin name: Swartizia leiocalycina
Features: Sapwood is distinct, nearly white or yellow. Heartwood is dark brown to pale reddish purple or purplish brown, occasionally with dark olive or purplish brown stripes.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, up to 20m, more than 0.4m in diameter, distributed in Guyana. Material: Grain is straight, but variable. Texture is medium to very fine.
Applications: Inlay; cabinet work; walking sticks; parquet flooring; bag pipes; turnery; violin bows; fine furniture; cutlery; marquetry; musical instruments; interior trim.