Botanical name: Viraro
Grows in: Argentina, southern Paraguay, and Brazil;
General Characteristics: Heartwood reddish brown suggesting mahogany often with darker striping; not sharply demarcated from the yellowish-brown sapwood. Luster medium to high; texture medium; grain often roey; without distinctive odor or taste.
Working Properties: Rather easily worked and finishing very smoothly.
Durability: Reported to be fairly durable.
Preservation: No information available.
Uses: Fine furniture and cabinet work, turnery, interior trim, cooperage, and steam bent work.