Jatoba
 

 

 

Hymenaea courbaril L. 
CAESALPINIACEAE 

Commercial Name: Jatoba 
Other Names: Jatoba-Curuba, Jutai, Jutai-Acu, Jutai-Grande 
Foreign Name
Courbaril (Central America, France, French Guyana, Guyana, England, Mexico,Peru) 
Guapinol (Central America, Colombia, Mexico) 
Locus (Surinam) 
Red-Locust (Surinam) 
Rode-Locus (Surinam) 

Occurrence
Brasil - Amazonia 
Others - Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam 

General Charcteristics
Color: red chestnut 
Direction: right
Texture : rough 
Density at 15% m.c = 710 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability
Durable in contact with the ground. 
Treatment: difficult due to low permeability. 

Processing Characteristics
Productivity in Mill: 50.60% 
Surfacing: moderately easy
Shaping: hard 
Fixing: moderately easy
Glueing: moderately easy 
Finishing: good 
Drying: fast with defects 

Uses
Civil Construction - Heavy Marine, External and Internal 
Furniture - General Usage 
Shippings - General Usage 
Veneers and Plywoods - General Usage 
Tools, Domestic Utensiles 
Paletes 
Sports Articles and toys, Musical Instruments and their parts 

Green
Dry
English
Green 
Dry
Metric
Bending Strength
12957
21020
psi
911
1478
kg/cm2
Crushing Strength
1640
1880
psi
115
132
kg/cm2
Max. Crushing Strength
21020
5800
psi
1478
408
kg/cm2
Static Bending (FSPL)
7910
11900
psi
556
837
kg/cm2
Impact Strength
inches
cm
Stiffness
1843
2422
1000 psi
130
170
1000 kg/cm2
Work to Maximum Load
15
18
inch-lbs/in3
wml3
1
cm-kg/cm3
Hardness
2653
lbs
1203
kg
Shearing Strength
2470
psi
174
kg/cm2
Toughness
230
inch-lbs
265
cm-kg
Specific Gravity
0.76
0.91
0.76
0.91
Weight
56
lbs/ft3
897
kg/cm3
Density (Air-Dry)
57
lbs/ft3
913
kg/cm3
Radial Shrinkage
4.5
%
4.5
%
Tangential Shrinkage
8.5
%
8.5
%
Volumetric Shrinkage
12.7
%
12.7
%