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Common Name(s):Yellowheart, Pau Amarello
Scientific Name:Euxylophora paraensis
Tree Size: 100-130 ft (30-40 m) tall, 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m) trunk diameter
Average Dried Weight: 52 lbs/ft3 (825 kg/m3)
Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .67, .83
Janka Hardness: 1,790 lbf(7,950 N)
Comments: Commonly referred to as Pau Amarello— which is Portuguese for “yellow wood”—few woods are as consistent and vibrant a yellow as Yellowheart. The wood is also sometimes sold as Brazilian Satinwood, though it is not to be considered a true satinwood.
Yellowheart has an unusually high amount of radial shrinkage when compared to its tangential shrinkage, giving it a remarkably low T/R ratio.