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Common Name(s): Cocobolo, Cocobola

Scientific Name: Dalbergia retusa

Distribution: Central America

Tree Size: 45-60 ft (14-18 m) tall, 1.5-2 ft (50-60 cm) trunk diameter

Average Dried Weight: 69 lbs/ft3 (1,095 kg/m3)

Specific Gravity (Basic, 12% MC): .89, 1.10

Janka Hardness: 2,960 lbf (14,140 N)

Modulus of Rupture: No data available: most likely in excess of 18,970 lbf/in2 (130.8 MPa), the values for Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)

Elastic Modulus: No data available: most likely in excess of 2,100,000 lbf/in2 (14.48 GPa), the values for Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)

Crushing Strength: No data available: most likely in excess of 9,600 lbf/in2 (66.2 MPa), the values for Brazilian Rosewood (Dalbergia nigra)

Shrinkage: Radial: 2.7%, Tangential: 4.3%, Volumetric: 7.0%, T/R Ratio: 1.6