Freijo (Cordia spp. (C. alliodora, C. goeldiana))


Common names: Laurel Blanco, jennywood, Spanish elm, Ecuador laurel, cypre, salmwood


Distribution : From Southern Mexico to Brazil


Color/appearance : Heartwood color ranges from light yellowish to medium brown, sometimes with darker streaks. Lighter portions of heartwood aren’t clearly demarcated from sapwood.


Janka hardness: 890 lbf


Density: 2.92 lbf


Shrinkage: 1

Radial (thickness):3.9%

Tangential (width): 6.7%,

Volumetric (total): 10.3%,

T/R Ratio (width to depth): 1.7


Allergies/Toxicity: 1 Although severe reactions are quite uncommon, Freijo has been reported as a sensitizer. Usually most common reactions simply include skin irritation. Sawdust has also been reported to cause dry hands, as well as excessive thirst.


Sustainability: CITES: No, IUCN: No


Common Uses:  Veneer, furniture, turned objects, cabinetry, boat-building, and mill-work


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