Juglandaceae - The Walnut Family
Nogal Blanco, Nogal Criollo, Nogal Silvestre, Nuez Meca, Peruvian Walnut, Tocte, Tropical Walnut
Interior Use Only
Flooring, Interior Trim, Millwork, Mouldings
Nogal ranges from southern Mexico, Central America, into northern South America.
This species resembles American Walnut, but the heartwood is generally darker, more of a chocolate-brown and sometimes has a purple streak. The sapwood is clearly demarcated from the heartwood and is very white in color. The grain can be straight to irregular, and the texture is rather coarse.
Nogal must be dried very slowly, and is susceptible to a drying defect called silver streak, which is a silver sheen on the wood. Silver streak is not detectable until the lumber is milled.