PRODUCTSBrazilian Cherry (Jatoba)

Species Information

Commercial Designation:
Jatobá/Brazilian Cherry

Flooring Trade Name:
Brazilian Cherry

Botanical Name:
Hymenaea, courbaril

Lumber Name:
Brazil - Jatoba

Central America:
Quapinol, Bolivia - Paquio

Grows In:
Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Guatemala, the Caribbean & Peru.

Scientific Designation:
Hymenaea stilbocarpa Hayne

General Characteristics:
Brazilian Cherry is an extremely heavy wood; hard to cut, variable heartwood regarding color, from light brown to pink, to reddish brown, with some intense shadowing. Thick sapwood, notably differentiated, white slightly yellowed, uniform medium texture, regular to irregular grain of wood, rough and of poor shine surface; imperceptible scent and taste.

Main Applications: Hardwood Flooring Prefinished and Unfinished.
For being very heavy and of high mechanical properties, brazilian cherry wood may be used for interior finishing such as beams, rafters/joists, wooden planks, door frames, parquet and flooring boards, in external engineering such as sleepers and double tee junction, frames, decorating wooden sheets, furniture and others.

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For Further Technical Data:
- U.S. Forest Products Laboratory