Wood obtained from a tropical tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpum) native to Central and South America. Kelobra wood is a multi-colored brown with an interlocked grain and coarse texture. The easily worked wood is used for furniture, veneer and small decorative items.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Enterolobium cyclocarpum; perota (Mexico); jarina (Costa Rica); corotu (Panama); caro (Columbia); carocaro (Venezuela)
Basic specific gravity = 0.34
Hazards and Safety
Good resistance to fungi and termite.
Wood dust can cause irritation.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Website address 1 Comment: Exotic hardwoods at http://www.anexotichardwood.com/Library/lib_perota.html
- Website address 2 Comment: Forest Products Lab at http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/TechSheets/Chudnoff/TropAmerican/htmlDocs_tropamerican/Enterolobiumcyclocarpum.html