Other Common Names:
Partridgewood, Cabbage Bark
Mature Tree Height, Diameter:
90-120 ft , 2 ft
Weight @ 12% M/C:
Saws and works fairly well, difficult to plane,
works well in lathe, glues satisfactorily, polishes
and varnishes well after filling.
Caribbean, southern Mexico to northern South America and Brazil
Yellowish brown to dark reddish brown heartwood,
distinctive figure from light colored parenchyma.
Low luster, texture very coarse, grain moderately irregular.
Heavy construction, crossties, house framing exterior siding,
turnery, furniture, cabinetry, flooring, veneer.
Billy Webb, Granadillo, Chechen
"Tropical Timbers of the World", USDA Handbook #607, Sept. 1984, p. 17
A very common dark, hard wood also very attractive.
Sometimes called "Brazilian Cherry". Makes excellent flooring.