The sapwood is light grey-brown or beige with a pink tinge and is clearly defined from the heartwood, which is brown with a pink tinge and darkens on exposure. A core wood, which is streaked with layers of darker colored to almost black wood is often developed.
Texture is moderately fine and even, with straight or shallowly interlocked grain.
The timber is a Light Hardwood with a density of 530-785 kg/m3 air dry.
Suitable for furniture, cabinet-making, and plywood manufacture. The streaked material is highly valued as a decorative timber and is used for interior finishing, joinery, panelling, high class cabinets and furniture; also, suitable for light construction, general planking, flooring, packing cases and pallets.
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