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)
- Good resistance to fungi and termites.
- Wood dust can cause irritation.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Basic specific gravity = 0.34
Resources and Citations
- Exotic hardwoods at http://www.anexotichardwood.com/Library/lib_perota.html
- Forest Products Lab at http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us/TechSheets/Chudnoff/TropAmerican/htmlDocs_tropamerican/Enterolobiumcyclocarpum.html