Sabicu (Acacia formosa), or the true acacia, is found in the West Indies and Cuba.

Appearance

It resembles mahogany, but is darker, and is generally well figured.

1 Laslett.

Characteristics

The wood is very heavy, weathers admirably; is very free from sap and shakes.

Mr. Laslett says that the fibres are often broken during the early stages of the tree's existence, and that the defect is not discovered until the timber is converted, so that it is seldom used for weight-carrying beams.

This timber is much used in shipbuilding, and also by the cabinetmaker, but not in engineering works.