Heartwood is pale pinkish-brown when freshly cut, becoming red or dark reddish-brown. Sapwood pale pinkish-beige. Grain is straight, sometimes shallowly interlocked with a moderately coarse texture. Easy to work with hand & power tools. Staining & polishing can be difficult due to presence of gum, but good finish is obtainable with suitable filling. Holds nails & screws well & glues satisfactorily.
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