Other Common Names:
Mature Tree Height, Diameter:
80 ft , 2 - 3 1/2 ft
Weight @ 12% M/C:
55 - 73 lbs./ft.3
Not difficult to work, finishes smoothly, and takes a high polish.
Southern Mexico to the Brazilian Amazon region, and Trinidad.
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.
Cabinetry, turnery, musical instruments, billiard cues.
"Tropical Timbers of the World", USDA Handbook #607,
Sept. 1984, p. 135
Often used as a substitute for Honduras Rosewood it
has very similar properties. Even the fragrant odor