The majority of Hymenaea timber currently available on the market originates from Brazil, which is its main habitat.
|Botanical name:||Hymenaea courbaril|
|Overall character:||Copper to brownish violet colored heavy timber with a porous structure and a matt lustre finish.|
|Color and structure:||The sapwood is about 6 to 12 cm wide, white to beige and separated from the core in color. The core is orange to reddish brown/violet-brown and can be very dark with thin veins in different intensities of color.|
|Characteristics/features:||The natural durability of Jatobá varies depending on species and origin and has a class 1-3 (moderate to very good resistance to wood-destroying fungi) durability pursuant to DIN EN 350-2 (unlisted).|
|Areas of use:||This wood can be used indoors as well as outdoors for carpentry of all kinds. It is applied in high-quality furniture making, flooring (especially for solid wood parquets) in industrial areas, and in the construction of stairs.|