Ziricote

Ziricote also known as Ciricote, this rare species is only found in a small portion of Central America on the Caribbean coast. Trees are commonly 15-20″ in diameter with heights of 45-75′. The tree produces an edible fruit and beautiful orange yellow flowers.  The wood is prized locally and is used for carvings, furniture, and handles for knives. It is denser than Rosewoods at .95 density.  It is a little brittle but has a crisp, bright tone when used in instruments.  Beautiful spider-webbing is reminiscent of Brazilian Rosewood. Patterns like valleys, plateaus, & mountains make a stunning landscape figure.  It turns to an extremely high glass-like polish.