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Jatoba, Cuapinol, Guapinol (Mexico), Guapinol (Central America),
Locust, Kawanari (Guyana), Rode lokus (Surinam), Algarrobo (Spanish
America), Jatahy, Jatoba (Brazil).
Brazilian Cherry is a photosensitive wood which darkens from
tan or salmon to a deep reddish brown over a period of several months.
It also contains darker streaks which give it an exotic expression.
Did You Know?
Southern Mexico, throughout Central America and the West Indies
to northern Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru. The tree's best development
is on ridges or slopes and high riverbanks.
Brazilian Cherry is a beautiful species with naturally rich color
and superior hardness making it well suited for both residential
and commercial applications.
Laboratory evaluations rate the wood very resistant to brown-rot
and white-rot fungi; actual field exposure trials also rate the
wood as very durable. The heartwood is also rated very resistant
to dry-wood termites
Reasonable availability with regional limitations.
Ash • Beech • Brazilian Cherry • Brazilian Walnut • Aromatic Cedar • Cherry • Coffeenut • Cypress • Hickory • Hard Maple • Poplar • Red Elm • Red Oak • Sassafras • Soft Maple • Walnut • White Oak • White Pine • Yellow Pine • Heart Pine