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JATOBA "aka" BRAZILIAN CHERRY

JATOBA "aka" BRAZILIAN CHERRY

Available Size(s): 4/4 thru 8/4 (25mm thru 50mm)

Common Name(s): JATOBA "aka" BRAZILIAN CHERRY

Scientific Name: Hymenaea courbaril

Distribution: Central America, southern Mexico, northern South America, and the West Indies

Tree Size: 100 ft (30 m) tall, 2-4 ft (.6-1.2 m) trunk diameter

Janka Hardness: 2,690 lbf

Description:

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. Jatoba is rated as being very durable in regards to rot resistance, and is also resistant to termites and most other insects.

 

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