Other Common Names:
Anacahuite, Baria (Cuba), Siricote, Bocote, Cupane, Amapa asta (Mexico)
Canalete (Colombia, Venezuela), Louro pardo (Brazil), Loro negro (Argentina)
Mature Tree Height, Diameter:
From small to 100 ft , 1 ft
Weight @ 12% M/C:
Easy to work and takes a high polish.
Mexico to Argentina
Color reddish brown to dark brown with irregular blackish streaks;
appears oily. Luster medium; hard and heavy, grain straight to roey.
Turnery, knife handles, furniture, cabinets.
"Commercial Foreign woods on the American Market",
by David A. Kribs, Dover Pub. Inc. 1968, p. 21
The standard references group all of the cordias together
so there is much confusion --
both Ziricote and Bocote (as they are commonly known in the US)
are cordias but they don't look much alike. Ziricote, like Bocote,
is frequently spectacularly figured. It turns well considering its density,
but tends to create dust so it gets a little messy.