Color/Appearance:Heartwood is a light yellowish-brown, sometimes with a pinkish hue. Color tends to darken to a more golden brown with age. Pale sapwood is not well defined. Figured grain is occasionally present, such as curly or mottled grain.
Grain/Texture:Grain is straight to interlocked, with a medium uniform texture and a good natural luster.
Endgrain:Diffuse-porous; radial multiples of 2-4; medium pores in short radial rows, few; tyloses occasionally present; parenchyma reticulate; narrow rays, spacing normal to fairly close.
Rot Resistance:Rated as non-durable to perishable. Not resistant to insect attack. Sapwood susceptible to blue fungal staining during initial drying.
Workability:Overall working characteristics are fair, though depending on the species used, Anigre may have silica present and therefore have a blunting effect on tools.
Odor:Anigre is reported to have a faint odor similar to cedar.