Sucupira (Bowdichia nitida, Bowdichia virgilioides, Diplotropis purpurea and Diplotropis racemosa)


Common Names: Sucupira, Black Sucupira, Sacupira Preta, Sacupira Amarela, Sapupira, Coeur dehors, Acapa, Alcornoque, Armoteak, Aramatia, Aramatta, Botonallare, Peonia, Tatabu and Zwarte Kabbes


Distribution: Sucupira is native to South America, primarily in Brazil and Venezuela, but is also found in Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.


Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a dull brown to reddish brown tone with parenchyma stripes and clearly demarcated white sapwood.


Janka Hardness: 3,417 lbf


Density: 4.83 lb/b.f.


Allergies/Toxicity: Sucupura has been reported as a respiratory irritant.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Suggested uses include flooring, boatbuilding, furniture, turnery, tool handles and decorative veneer.