Common Name(s): Freijo, laurel blanco, picana negra

Scientific Name: Cordia spp. (C. alliodora, C. goeldiana)

Distribution: From southern Mexico to Brazil.

Janka Hardness: 890

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.

Grain/Texture: Grain is straight to shallowly interlocked. Texture can vary from fine to coarse. Good natural luster.

Endgrain: Diffuse-porous; solitary and radial multiples; medium to large pores in no specific arrangement, few to moderately numerous; tyloses present; parenchyma vasicentric; medium rays, spacing wide to normal.

Workability: Easy to work with hand or machine tools. Glues, turns, and finishes well.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Common Uses: Veneer, furniture, turned objects, cabinetry, boatbuilding, and millwork