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.

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