Spalted Tamarind is wavy and interlocked with a medium uniform texture. The heartwood is a deep reddish brown, sometimes with a purplish hue. Heartwood portions of tamarind tend to be narrow and are usually only present in older and larger trees. The pale yellow sapwood is very wide and sharply demarcated from the heartwood. Spalting and other discoloration are very common in the sapwood of tamarind, and the majority of the tamarind available in the United States is spalted sapwood.