Also known as: Carapa, Crabwood, Andiroba
Botanical Name: Carapa guianensis
Origin: Central & south America
Description: Sometimes used as a substitute for Mahogany which it resembles. Colour can be a little variable from light pinky-brown to a deeper red. Generally straight-grained, sometimes displaying a very slight figure, the veneer finishes well and is used for cabinet work and interior joinery. Oil from the seeds is used for medicinal purposes, especially in south America.