A waxy red to brown color wood with black streaks obtained from Platymiscium pinnatum trees native to Central and South America. Macawood produces a smooth, highly polished finish. It has been used for furniture, cabinetry, veneers, and musical instruments.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Platymiscium pinnatum; macacauba; Mexican tulipwood
Resistant to insects and decay.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Website address 1 Comment: agroforester.com/futfor/multispecies.html
- Website address 2 Comment: Wood Anatomy Research at http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/TechSheets/Chudnoff/TropAmerican/html_files/platym1new.html