Heartwood is brown to yellow, some purple, and red tinges. Heartwood also can be yellow to orange or greenish to brown. Sapwood is white to yellow. Grain is interlocked to straight, some wavy figure.
M Bohlke offers Huanacaxtle in a Plain figure. The heartwood is light to medium brown, in addition to having a reddish hue. The sapwood is pale yellow. Consequently, there is a clear separation of the sapwood and the heartwood. The Quarter Cut veneer comes from South America.