The fresh cut heartwood is pinkish red which to reddish brown or yellowish red brown when drying. The sapwood has a yellowish white to dirty yellow which clearly differs from the heartwood. The texture is median to coarse; generally straight, sometimes irregular or highly interlocked.
Name : Wane
Scientific name : Sextonia rubra
Family : Lauraceae
Origin : Suriname, Guyana, French Guiana, Brazil
Other names : Louro Vermelho, Louro Gamela, Determa
Natural Durability : Class 2 with moderate resistance to termites
Density (12%) : 660 kg/m³
Bending strength (12%) : 102 N/mm²
Shrinkage (%) : rad. 1,6%, tang. 4%
Drying : very difficult, slow and carefully
Working : good
Finishing : good; filler recommended
Uses : interior and exterior joinery, cabinetwork, carpentry, moulding, panelling, glued laminated beams, plywood.