Botanical Name: Cybistax donnellsmithii of
the family Bignoniaceae
Trade or Common Name: Primavera, white mahogany, prima
Primavera is a large rainforest canopy tree, sometimes
reaching to 100 feet in the natural rainforest, with a straight
clear bole up to 3 or 4 feet in diameter. It has relatively smooth
whitish bark and showy yellow flowers in large panicles.
Primavera is among the very fine cabinet woods of the
Primavera is a very beautiful wood, sometimes called
white mahogany because of its beauty and similarity in appearance
to mahogany, except primavera is lighter in color. It is creamy
white to yellowish rose, sometimes tinted with pale brown or
Primavera is a premium blonde wood sought after for fine
furniture and cabinetry, highly decorative and figured veneer,
moldings, and high-class interior joinery.
Note: The sap of primavera rises and falls with the
moon's phases versus the seasons.