Color/Appearance:Heartwood is light to medium reddish brown. Wide pale yellow-brown sapwood is clearly demarcated from heartwood.
Grain/Texture:Has a straight to interlocked grain, with a medium to coarse texture. Good natural luster.
Endgrain:Diffuse-porous; large pores in no specific arrangement, few; solitary and radial multiples of 2-3; heartwood deposits present; narrow rays faintly visible without lens, normal spacing; parenchyma vasicentric,lozenge, winged, confluent, and marginal.
Rot Resistance:Mora is rated as durable to very durable, and also has good resistance to insect attacks.
Workability:Pieces with interlocked grain can be difficult to work, frequently resulting in tearout during machining operations. Mora also has a pronounced blunting effect on cutting edges.
Odor:Mora can have an unpleasant and sour odor while being worked.