The grain is often wavy and interlocked. Combination of grain and black veining gives the wood a very attractive appearance.
The texture is described as fine and very dense
Olive Brown (buttered toast)
The heartwood is pale yellowish brown to medium brown with a reddish cast and gray-black stripes. The color is reported to be similar to European walnut. It is olive in color with some variegation.
The sapwood is dull gray-yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
There is no distinctive aroma or taste.
The population of the species is reported to be secure within its growth range, and has been classified as Not Threatened (Source: World Conservation Monitoring Center - 1992).
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) reports that timber from shedua is produced in low quantities and frequently exported in low volumes.
Central and South America (from Mexico down to southern Brazil).
The tree is reported to reach heights of 90 feet (27 m) with trunk diameters of 20 to 30 inches (50 to 76 cm).