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Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba

Botanical Name:

Hymenaea courbaril


Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Central America.

Also known as: 

Jatoba (Brazil), Guapinol, Copal (Central America), Paquio (Bolivia), Azucar Huayo (Peru).

One of the most popular exotic hardwoods, Brazilian Cherry's color ranges from dark orange to dark brown with black streaks. Its grain is open like Red Oak. It is a very hard wood suitable for commercial installations. Brazilian Cherry is highly sensitive to color change as it darkens when exposed to light.

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