Granadillo

Granadillo (Platymiscium yucatanum)

 

Common names: Granadillo, Coyote, Cristobal, Trebol, Guayacan trebol, Roble, Koenatepi, Macacauba, Jacaranda do brejo, Cumaseba.

 

Distribution : Continental tropical America from southern Mexico to the Brazilian Amazon region, and Trinidad.

 

Color/appearance : Heartwood bright red to reddish or purplish brown, more or less distinctly striped; darker specimens look waxy; sharply demarcated from the nearly white sapwood.

 

Janka hardness: 2700 lbf

 

Density: 4.92 lbf

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Macacauba

 

Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No

 

Common Uses: Fine furniture and cabinet work, decorative veneers, musical instruments, turnery, joinery, specialty items (violin bows, billiard cues).

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