Granadillo

 

 

Granadillo

Other Common Names: 
Coyote, Guayacan

Botanical Name: 
Platymiscium spp.

Family: 
Leguminosae

Mature Tree Height, Diameter: 
80 ft , 2 - 3 1/2 ft

Weight @ 12% M/C: 
55 - 73 lbs./ft.3

Working Properties: 
Not difficult to work, finishes smoothly, and takes a high polish.

Growing Regions: 
Southern Mexico to the Brazilian Amazon region, and Trinidad.

General Characteristics: 
Granadillo comes in red, black or brown colors.
The black is much like Morado -- a dark brown,
usually distinctly striped, grain straight,
texture mostly medium to fine.
The red is much like Honduras Rosewood,
a reddish-brown, grain frequently irregular,
prone to show figure, texture mostly medium to fine.

Uses: 
Cabinetry, turnery, musical instruments, billiard cues.

Acceptable Substitutes:

References: 
"Tropical Timbers of the World", USDA Handbook #607,
Sept. 1984, p. 135

Discussion: 
Often used as a substitute for Honduras Rosewood it
has very similar properties. Even the fragrant odor

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