Trade name: Tineo, Indian apple
Occurrence: South America, especially Chile, partly Argentina.
Use: Interior woodwork and furniture, hydraulic engineering, building and construction wood, turning wood.
Character: This hard wood from Chile exudes an exotic flair. The color nuances from an intense reddish-brown tone to an elegant dark pink. Dark, almost green-black color stripes are often present, which in their irregular arrangement and with their variable width lead to lively color contrasts. On the longitudinal surfaces, pore grooves and whitish cell contents structure the wood appearance. The sapwood stands out only very slightly from the heartwood. The sapwood is only slightly lighter
Particularities: It is unknown whether the trade name „Indian apple“ indicates an origin in the Indian region. The wood for further processing is today almost exclusively cultivated in South America.