Scientific name:  Apuleia leiocarpa

Description:  Garapa has a golden to yellowish brown color, which darkens with age. Sapwood is also yellowish in color and not clearly distinct from the heartwood. The wood is fairly chatoyant, and appears to shift from dark to light coloring in different lighting angles.  Grain is usually straight, but can also be interlocked. Uniform medium texture with a moderate amount of natural lustre

Properties:  Garapa is fairly easy to work, despite its density. Glues and finishes well.