Amarealao, Ana, Ana Caspi, Brazilian Ash, Brazilian Oak, Cobre, Garapeira, Garrote, Gateado, Grapia, Mapurite, Marotoa, Muiratua, Muirajuba
Both Interior and Exterior
Decking, Exterior Trim, Flooring, Millwork, Mouldings,
Grapa predominatley grows south of Brazil, in forests along the Atlantic Ocean.
The wood has a yellowish tint, that darkens with age and exposure to a golden brown. The grain is relatively straight, but can also be interlocked. When interlocked grain is present it will likely cause a ribbon like figure. The texture is medium.
Sawdust from this species can cause irritation. Due to a high silica content this wood requires carbide tooling. While the wood hold nails and screws well, pre-boring holes is required.