Commercial Name – Diplotropis purpurea
Botanical Name – Sucupira, Alcoruoque, Zwarte Kabbes
Family – Papilionacease
Weight – 935 kg/m3 (58 lb/ft3 ) seasoned
Color – whitish, sharply demarcated from heartwood
Grain – interlocked, sometimes irregular
Texture – moderately coarse
Has a decorative appearance and is of interest for turned work and as a veneer for inlays in high grade furniture. Suitable for exterior and interior joinery, turnery, panelling and tool handles. A very useful timber with many applications.