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Caribbean Cherry Species Details   (Back to Species List)

Detailed information pertaining to Caribbean Cherry (Lonchocarpus, castilloi) is detailed below:

Specie Names
Lumber Name(s): Machiche, Black Cabbage Bark.
Grown in: Mexico, Belize, Guatemala.
Caribbean Cherry / Mayan/Aztec Cherry is an open pored, reddish hardwood that is very dense.
Color Range and Color Change
Color Range: Caribbean Cherry / Mayan/Aztec Cherry is a species with a wide range of colors that vary from yellow/tan colors to medium brown reds to deep dark reds.
Color Change: Caribbean Cherry / Mayan/Aztec undergoes a medium degree of color change, with some muting of the color variation and with the darkening of the lighter pieces to more uniform reddish brown color.
Where to Use
Caribbean Cherry / Mayan/Aztec Cherry may be used residentially or commercially wherever the deep reddish color of the wood is desired.
Product availability
This species is currently not available in any collections.
Hardness Chart
Hardness Chart for Caribbean Cherry.
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