Massaranduba (Manilkara bidentata)


Common Names: Massaranduba, Bulletwood


Distribution: The Caribbean, Central and South America


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a medium to dark reddish brown. Color tends to darken with age. Pale yellow sapwood is clearly differentiated from the heartwood


Janka Hardness: 3,130 lbf


Density: 5.59 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Reported to cause skin irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Heavy construction (within its natural range), decking, flooring, boatbuilding, bent parts and turned objects.