Color RangeDark reddish brown to golden brown or tan with lots of variation and alternating color.
Other NamesBlack poisonwood, Caribbean Rosewood, Chechem, Chechem negro, Chechen, Poisontree, Rosewood
Some Typical UsesFurniture, flooring, turnery, accessories, musical instruments, small parts, cutting boards, picture frames, jewelry boxes
What's the Tree Like?Medium trees reaching up to 50 feet in height with a diameter of 18-24". Sap is said to be caustic and should be avoided, but the wood is not poisonous
Chechem grows in Latin America