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.