Species Name: Cordia dodecandra
Other Names: Siricote, Canalete, Laurel, Freijo, and Peterebi.
Source: Mexico to Argentina.
Color: Sapwood is a creamy white to yellowish-brown color. Heartwood is dark red-brown with irregular dark brown and deep black zones.
Pattern: Fine textured and very lustrous surface. Some flitches have spider webbing, some swirls, some clouds, and layers upon layers. It can have stunning looks.
Characteristics: Very decorative. Grain often interlocking. Moderately hard and heavy. Can have beautiful brown and black landscape designs and islands. It can be prone to checking.
Uses: Furniture, interior decoration, and cabinetwork.
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