Jatoba, also called Brazilian Cherry (scientific name: Hymenaeacourbaril), has a heartwood of light orange-brown to red-brown color. Sapwood is light gray-yellow in color and is clearly distinguishable from the heartwood. Its texture is medium to coarse, luster is good and grain is generally interlocked.
Jatoba is commonly found in Central America, South America and the West Indies. It is rated very durable, and is resistant to decay and insect attack.