||Pau Marfim (Balfourodendron riedelianum)
||Also known as moroti, guatambu moroti, quatamba, farinha seca, pau liso, kyrandy, and ivorywood.
||Grows in Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina.
||Dense, fine textured, mostly straight grained with a creamy white color. Little contrast between sapwood and heartwood although heartwood sometimes has darker streaks.
||Heavy, tough, and strong with excellent shock resistance and wear properties. Stable in use. Low decay resistance.
||Relatively easy to work although it can quickly blunt cutting edges. Excellent for turnery. Nails, screws, and glues without difficulty. Takes stains well and polishes to a smooth, fine finish.
||Used as a substitute for maple and birch, especially for flooring – due to exceptional wear resistance. Also used for tool handles, oars, textile rollers, drawing instruments, cabinetwork, furniture, paneling, and veneer.