Amapa quarter cut veneer color varies from white to light brown. Often seen in golden shades. The grain has a straight and tight pattern, similar to maple, and takes both stains and finishes well.
Common Uses: Architectural panels and millwork, cabinetry and furniture, as well as interior woodwork.
The Tree: A tall, rain forest tree growing over 110 feet tall with diameters up to 3 feet. Reported to grow in humid climates, close to rivers and streams.
A Little History: Amapa has medicinal properties – latex obtained from the sap is mixed with dairy milk and then drunk as a remedy for ulcers. (Source: tropical.theferns.info)
Region: South America