Technical Sheet


Naturally resistant to fire, mold and mildew, Wallaba shingles are a premium choice in wood roofing.”

Botanical Name:

Eperua falcata

Other Common Names:

Apa, Wapa, Walapa,Bijlhout, Copaibarana, Ituri Wallaba, Bioudou, Bijhout, Uapa, Apazeiro, Espadeira, Palo Machete

Country of Origin:

Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana

From Forest to Factory

For centuries, Wallaba wood has been used for shingles. Other usage includes:

  • Bridges
  • Exterior panelling
  • Heavy carpentry
  • Industrial flooring
  • Decking


Eperua falcata is a jungle tree named Wallaba by the natives, which can reach 25 metres high with a diameter of 0.70 metres. This dense tropical hardwood has a heartwood that ranges from light to dark red to reddish or purplish brown with characteristically dark, gummy streaks. The wood has a very high density and the texture is quite coarse with typically straight grain. The high gum exudates and oily resin contents naturally fight against insects and decay.

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