Marblewood’s heartwood is a yellow to golden brown, with irregular brown, purple, or black streaks. The sapwood is lighter than heartwood and is a solid yellowish color lacking contrasting streaks, usually up to about 1" thick. The high contrast between the golden body and the much darker streaks give it an appearance somewhat similar to natural marble, hence the common name of “Marblewood” for this species. Marblewood’s overall appearance is very similar to zebrawood, though marblewood tends to have a slightly finer texture. Marblewood comes from Northeastern South America.