Corotu

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.

 

Sustainability: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Furniture frames, table slabs, boatbuilding, millwork and turned objects.

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