Scientific Name: Hymenolobium petraeum
Other Names and Species: Angelim da Terra,
Angelim da Mata, Caramate, Mirarema, Sapupira
Appearance: The heartwood is a light yellowish brown, while the sapwood is a pale brown. The grain of this wood is crisscross, and the texture is coarse and uneven.
Properties: Angelim pedra is a medium-density wood, with a low moisture content. Since the timber is heavy and very hard, the shrinkage is slight. The wood has no distinctive odor. The heartwood of angelim pedra is very durable and resistant to both fungi and termites. It dries very rapidly in a kiln, with a slight tendency for medium twisting and springing.
Workability: Angelim pedra is easy to work, with good machining and sanding qualities.
Principal Uses: Flooring, stairs, doors, windows, marine construction, decking, and furniture.