Wood is light and soft to cut, the center is usually pink or beige brown pink also beige dark pink. Wood poorly differentiated, light beige, medium texture, uniform glossy surface irregularly and slightly rough to the touch, smell and taste imperceptible.


The Jequitibá wood when exposed to adverse conditions is considered low resistance to attack by decaying organisms. Under favorable conditions the Jequitibá is considered moderately resistant to decay organisms.

Main Applications: 

The Jequitibá wood, being light, nice color, easy to work and medium to low mechanical properties, can be used for plywood, veneer, doors, furniture and frames, internal finishes, shoe heels, toys and pencils, sticks for brooms, etc.

Name Jequitiba, Yequitiba
Common Names Abarco, Bacu, Cachimbo
Scientific Name Cariniana Pyriformis
Family Lecythidaceae
Origin Tropical / South America
Color Light Brown
Grain Staight
Texture Medium Texture, Uniform
Brightness Low to medium
Banned Satin
Smell None distinctive
Taste None Distinctive
Avg. Density 1166 Ib/m3 = 530 Kg./m3
Durability Moderate
Drying Behavior Good but slow
Milling Behavior Moderate
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