• Species: Myroxylon balsamum (L.) Harms.
  • Family: Fabaceae – Popilionoideae
  • Common Names in Peru: estoraque, quina quina.
  • International Comercial Name: Bálsamo


The freshly cut trunk presents wood outer layers (sapwood) of a creamy white color and inner layers (heartwood) of a reddish brown color, with a sharp contrast in color between the two layers. In air-dried wood, the sapwood turns pale yellow and the heartwood turns reddish-brown.

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