Caroba

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Description

Jacaranda wood from the Brazilian catalpa tree, Jacaranda copia. The dark, chocolate colored wood is used for inlays and knife handles. Occasionally caroba wood is confused with rosewood which is obtained from various species of the genus Dalbergia.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Jacaranda copia (Brazilian catalpa tree); caraúba (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 670
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976