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Jatoba Hymenaea courbaril

General Description
Common Name: Jatoba
Botanical Name: Hymenaea courbaril
Other Common Names: Alga, Algarrobo, Azucar huayo, Copal, Copinol, Courbaril, Gaupinol, Jatahy, Jatoba, Jutai, Kawanari, Locust, Pie de venado, Rode locus, Rode rode locus, Sirari, West indian locust
Common Uses: Bent Parts, Boat building, Cabinetmaking, Flooring, Furniture , Handles, Railroad ties, Tool handles, Turnery, Bedroom suites, Broom handles, Canoes, Chairs, Chests, Concealed parts (Furniture), Crossties, Desks, Dining-room furniture, Domestic flooring, Dowell pins, Dowells, Drawer sides, Factory flooring, Fine furniture, Floor lamps, Furniture components, Furniture squares or stock, Hatracks, Kitchen cabinets, Lifeboats, Living-room suites, Office furniture, Parquet flooring, Radio, stereo, TV cabinets, Rustic furniture, Shafts/Handles, Shipbuilding, Stools, Sub-flooring, Tables , Utility furniture, Wardrobes
Region: Central America, Latin America, Oceania and S.E. Asia
Country: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Haiti, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico [US], Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Distribution: The growth range of the species is reported to include Cape Verde Islands, throughout West Indies from Cuba and Jamaica to Trinidad and Tobago. Also from central Mexico to Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, and French Guiana. It is scattered in forests, pastures, and along roadsides in the moist and dry coastal and limestone regions of Puerto Rico.