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  • English name: Brazilian Cherry / Jatoba 
  • International Synonyms: Courbaril 
  • Scientific name: Hymenaea courbaril 
  • Common names: asucarhuain, sugar huayo, courboril, laurel, storax pampa. Venezuela: CoroBore, carob, cojón of boar. Bolivia: Paquió copal, strary. Colombia: carob, locust, Nazarene. Ecuador: copal, carob 
  • Family: Fabaceae-Caesalpinioideae 
  • Origin: Tropical - SA 

Description of the Wood

  • Color: When freshly cut, the outer layers of wood (sapwood) white and yellow (duramen) dark brown, between both layers a contrast in color. In the air-dried wood is taken from the sapwood pale brown HUE 8/4 10YR and heartwood reddish yellow HUE 6/6 5YR 
  • Grain: Straight to interlocked 
  • Texture: Medium 
  • Bright: Medium 
  • Banned: Overlapped arches and wide longitudinal bands with golden 
  • Odor: Distinctive pleasant 
  • Taste: Not distinctive 

Description of the Wood

  • Artificial drying behavior: Very good 
  • Natural durability: High 
  • Workability: Good 
  • Use: The wood is used for furniture, flooring, decorative panels and joinery works. It can be used in construction and bridge beams and olumnas; addition for tool handles, turnery. sports, veneer and plywood 

Physical and Mechanical properties

  • Basic Density: 0.85 g/cm3 Kg/m3 

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