Jatobá

Jatobá (Hymenaea Courbaril) or Jataí, Jataí-amarelo, Jataí-peba, Jitaí, Farinheira, Imbiúva. Although the Jatoba tree is sometimes referred to as Brazilian Cherry, it is not a cherry tree and it is not botanically or otherwise related to Black Cherry (Prunus serotina), a very common American hardwood.  It is found from North to South Brazil in semi humid areas.

Jatobá is a very hard wood with trees measuring 15 to 25 meters high and 1 meter diameter. It has no distinctive odor or taste, the heartwood dark brown, sapwood is light brown. It is  used for furniture, flooring and decorative purposes. Also in flooring, civil constructions, window and door frames, beams, shakes, crosspieces, sport goods, musical instruments.

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