Santos Mahogany, also called Cabreuva(scientific name: Myroxylonbalsamum), has a heartwood that can be light golden-brown, burgundy or dark purple-red in color. Quarter cut/sawn sections may have a ribbon/striped pattern. Its texture is moderate to fine, luster is good and grain is generally interlocked.
Santos Mahogany is commonly found in Central and South America and southern Mexico. It is said to be very resistant to decay and moderately resistant to insect attack.