English name: Tonka
Latin name: Dipteryse Oderata
Features: Sapwood is distinct, yellowish brown. Heartwood is reddish brown or purplish brown with light yellowish brown purplish streaks and upon exposure becoming light brown or yellowish brown.
Trees and distribution: Large trees, up to 30m, more than 0.3m in diameter, distributed in Guyana/ Banama.
Material: Grain is generally interlocked. Texture is fine to medium.
Applications: Marine constructions, industrial flooring, heavy carpentry, decorative veneer, turnery, sleepers, bridges.