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Angelique Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Angelique (Dicorynia, guianensis) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Angelique, Baslra Locus.
Grown in: Suriname.
Angelique is medium brown colored wood, which has been widely used as a teak substitute outdoors and for flooring. It is used in parquet patterns where it uniquely reveals an almost 3-D depth, yielding a brown color when viewed with the grain and a lighter tan color when viewed across the grain.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Angelique has a medium range of color varying from a tan nut brown color through to medium browns, some of which, when freshly milled reveal a purplish cast.
Color Change: Angelique exhibits a medium degree of color change with the muting of the varied browns to a medium/dark brown over time.
Where to Use
Angelique may be used both residentially and commercially wherever its rich medium brown tones are desired.
Special Characteristics and Issues
Allergic Reactions: Angelique has been known to cause both contact dermatitis and respiratory allergic reactions so care must be taken when coming into contact with Angelique.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Angelique.
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