Sapwood white or pale yellow distinct
Texture coarse and even
The timber is resistance to insects, bacteria, fungi and marine borers.
The timber retains a pleasant lemon odor when freshly cut.
Grain can vary but it is usually interlocked or wavy
Texture is coarse with a moderate natural lustre
Color between boards can be highly variable
There are small yellow mineral deposits found throughout the wood making it easier to separate from other lookalikes (these yellow deposits are water-soluble and can cause staining)
Very durable and resists both rotting and insect attack