Bocote

Bocote (Cordia spp.)

 

Common Name: Bocote

 

Distribution: South America, Mexico

 

Color/Appearance: Yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes.

 

Janka Hardness: 2,010 lbf

 

Density: 4.42 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Bocote has been shown to cause cross reactions once an allergic sensitivity to certain woods has been developed.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Fine furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, musical instruments, gunstocks, turned objects and other small specialty wood items.

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