Corotu (Enterolobium cyclocarpum)
Common Names: Guanacaste, Parota
Distribution: Primarily Central America, as well as Mexico and northern South America.
Color/Appearance: Heartwood is light to medium brown, sometimes with a reddish hue. Darker streaks of brown are sometimes present. Sapwood is pale yellow and is clearly demarcated from the heartwood.
Janka hardness: 470 lbf
Density: 2.25 lb./b.f.
Allergies/Toxicity: Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Corotu wood has been reported to cause eye and respiratory irritation.
Common Uses: Furniture frames, table slabs, boatbuilding, millwork and turned objects.