- 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.