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Primavera (Tabebuia donnell-smitbii)


A pale-color, fine-texture wood obtained from the species Cybistax donnelsmithii trees native to Central America. Primavera wood is light yellow when cut but form pink to brown streaks when exposed to air. Also called white mahogany, primavera is used for furniture, cabinetry, and veneers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

prima vera; white mahogany

Density 31 ppcf

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 432
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing) Comment: Cyhistax donell-smithii
  • F. H. Titmuss, Commercial Timbers of the World, The Technical Press Ltd., London, 1965
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, Comment: "Primavera." Encyclopædia Britannica. 2004. Encyclopædia Britannica Premium Service.- listed as species Cybistax donnelsmithii (or Donnel-Smithii) 18 May 2004 .