Tree that reaches 25 m in height with presence of roots planks, which reach 2 m in height.
Scattered cup 8 x 12 m. Straight and cylindrical trunk. Red outer bark with an abundance of lenticels forming groups arranged in a horizontal way.
The trunk is medium size with roots well-developed tabulars in their base.
The tones of the bark on the outside range from gray to brown with numerous white spots.
When the bark is cut it has a characteristic smell of flowering parsley.
Due to its hardness, the wood is moderately difficult to work with cabinet making machines, when working it can have the disadvantage that the bitter taste of the sawdust affects the operators of the equipment.
Some reports specify that the heartwood of the cortex is resistant to attack by fungi and insects.
Colombia: Ají, Palo de Grulla, Arenillo.
Brazil: Fava, Faveira.
Perú: Marupa de Bajo.
Internal and external construction