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- Common Name(s)
- Jatoba, Brazilian Cherry
- Scientific Name
- Hymenaea courbaril
- Tree Distribution
- Central America, southern Mexico, northern South America, and the West Indies
- Tree Size
- 100-130 ft. tall, 2-4 ft. trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 2690 lbf
- Heartwood varies from a light orangish brown to a darker reddish brown, sometimes with contrasting darker grayish brown streaks. Color tends darken upon exposure to light. Sapwood is a light grayish yellow, clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
- Grain / Texture
- Grain is typically interlocked, with a medium to coarse texture. Good natural luster.
- Pricing / Availability
- Available in satisfactory sizes and widths as lumber, and also available as flooring planks. Jatoba is inexpensive for an imported timber.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com