Figure: Very little to no pattern from grain. Color range is fram a light lemmon yellow to a sulfur yellow.
Texture: Medium and uniform.
Properties: Hard, heavy and dense. The wood cuts and machines well. Finishes to a smooth lustrous surface. A little difficult to carve with a knife. Pau Marfim is equal to Hard Maple except a little more brittle.
Uses: The main use is for hull framing and timbering. It is also used for trim, moldings and fittings. Makes a pale yellow decking.