Ocotea Porosa Syn. Phoebe Porosa
Lauraceae - The Laurel Family
Amareal, Brazilian Walnut, Canella Imbuia, Determa, Embuia, Embuya
Both Interior and Exterior
Flooring, Furniture, Millwork, Mouldings, Turnings
This tree grows only in Southern Brazil.
The heartwood of Imbuia is yellow-olive to chocolate-brown with variegated striping. Color variations can be quite dramatic. It also has very unusual grain containing ribbon, curly quilted and burly figuring, yet has a fine texture.
Most of the figured material is pulled for veneer purposes and a very small quantity makes it to solid lumber.