Myristicaceae - The Nutmeg Family
Androbia, Baboen, Bicuiba, Caobilla, Cumala, Fruita Dorado, Palo De Sangre, Sangre, Swamp Dalli, Ucuuba, Ucuhuba
Interior Use Only
Cabinets, Commercial Mouldings, Furniture, Interior Trim, Millwork, Moulding, Picture Frame Mouldings
The trees are found growing in much of Central and South America, as wells as the West Indies.
The sapwood which is a creamy color is not always easily demarcated from the heartwood. The heartwood starts out the same creamy color and often darkens to a deeper brown color with a reddish tint sometimes. The grain is usually straight with a medium texture.
It is often said that Banak looks like Genuine Mahogany, it is very inferior to that species.