Mango: Mangifera indica: Known for their delicious fruit, mango trees yield a workable, solid and deeply beautiful lumber. The wood color ranges from pale golden white to a toasted brown. It has a high degree of chatoyancy, catching the light and often seeming to glow. The wood can also be incredibly curly or even burled, often forming a beautiful spalt pattern known as black heart mango. The wood’s hardness is in the same range as walnut and koa, and stabilizing yields a highly durable, workable and beautiful product. The wood is also incredibly sustainable, as it is fast growing and widely planted throughout the tropics. It has excellent finishing, workability and stability.