Brazilian Cherry (Jatoba)
Brazilian Cherry Floor
In the wood flooring industry, Jatoba is known to be one of the strongest and durable species available exotic species. The sapwood color of the Jatoba exhibits some gray-white. The Jatoba heartwood color varies from salmon red, orange-light brown color when fresh to a reddish darker brown color after drying. Dark streaks on the finished Brazilian Cherry hardwood floor is a common feature.
Brazilian Cheery in the Wild
A huge canopy tree native to the Caribbean, and South America region. Though it’s commonly referred to as Brazilian Cherry, it is in no way related to the common Black Cherry tree in North America.
In the South American region, Jatoba is also known as South American Locust, stinking toe (because of the fume of its seed pod), and various other names.