Cumaru, also called Brazilian Teak (scientific name: Dipteryxodorata), has a heartwood of medium to dark brown color, with a red or purple hue. Some pieces of wood can have streaks green-brown or yellow. Its texture is medium, has a waxy feel and grain is interlocked.
Cumaru is commonly found in central and northern South America. It is very durable and rated highly resistant to decay and termite attack.