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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)

Other Properties

Basic specific gravity = 0.34

Density 26 pcf

Hazards and Safety

Good resistance to fungi and termite.

Wood dust can cause irritation.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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