Cocobolo (Dahlbergia retusa) belongs to the same genus as Brazilian rosewood, and in fact, has similar properties. Rosewood, however, likes South America's rain forests. Cocobolo prefers the drier, upland savanna country of Central America's Pacific Coast. Commonly found in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico.
A fair-sized Cocobolo tree can reach 75–80 ft in height and 3 ft in diameter. Only the heartwood is used; this is typically orange or reddish-brown in color, often with a figuring of darker irregular grain weaving through the wood. Rare speciemens occasionally contain streaks of green, purple, and blue. Color will age into a rich dark red over the years.
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