Botanical Name: Apuleia leiocarpa
Species Type: Hardwood
Origin: South America
Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles. (This is evident in the scanned image of the sealed wood below, which only appears as patches of light/dark wood.)
Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural luster.
Uses of Garapa
• Dock building
• Boat building