BOTANICAL NAME: Anadenanthera colubrina
COMMERCIAL NAMES: Cebil, Curupay.
ORIGIN: South America
DESCRIPTION: Heartwood is a pale to medium reddish brown, frequently with darker brown to black streaks throughout. Color tends to darken with age. Sapwood is a pale yellow to pinkish brown.
SUGGESTIONS: Rated as very durable. Resistant to termites, though more susceptible to other insect attacks. Generally hard to work with on account of its irregular grain and high density. Cebil also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutters. Turns well.
USES: Flooring, exterior construction, furniture, and turned objects.