Common name(s): Cumaru, Kumaru, Brazilian Teak, Tonka Bean Tree, Tonkin Bean Tree, Tonquin Bean Tree
Botanical name:Dipteryx odorata
Distribution: Northern South America
Description: The heartwood is usually medium-dark brown to a reddish brown, streaks of yellow and green are common. The grain is interlocked and the texture has a waxy feel to it. End grain has large pores filled with the yellow and green that show up as streaks and very thin bright annual rings.
Fun facts: Cumaru is also called Tonka Bean and the tree is commonly cultivated for its vanilla-cinnamon scented seeds.