Heartwood is uniformly pinkish to dark red, often a rich, dark red mahogany hue, turning a deep brownish red with age and exposure. Sapwood is pale. Frequent black streaks with occasional in-grown grain.
Frequently interlocked or wavy. Texture is even and moderately coarse.
Moderate to high color variation.
Red color can bleed into some finishes – a problem when mixing species.
Resistant to termites and fungus.