Santos Mahogany

Santos Mahogany (Myroxilon balsamum)


Common Names: Santos Mahogany, Cabreuva


Distribution: Southern Mexico, Central & South America


Color/Appearance: Golden brown to a darker purplish red. Quartersawn sections can show a striped or ribbon pattern.


Janka Hardness: 2,400 lbf


Density: 4.75 lbf


Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Santos Mahogany has been reported to cause skin and respiratory irritation.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Flooring, furniture, molding and boat trim.