Bocote (Cordia spp.)


Common Name: Bocote


Distribution: South America, Mexico


Color/Appearance: Yellowish brown body with dramatic dark brown to almost black stripes.


Janka Hardness: 2,010 lbf


Density: 4.42 lb/b.f.


Shrinkage: 1 Radial (thickness): 4.0%

Tangential (width): 7.4%,

Volumetric (total): 11.6%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.9



Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Bocote has been shown to cause cross reactions once an allergic sensitivity to certain woods has been developed.


Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no


Common Uses: Fine furniture, cabinetry, veneer, flooring, boatbuilding, musical instruments, gunstocks, turned objects and other small specialty wood items.


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