Also known as:
Hyeronima alchorneoides Allem
This species grows from México and Belize through Central America down to Panama, and in Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.
70-100 ft tall 3-4’ trunk diameter
Rosita is a tropical hardwood. It comes from the North East portion of Nicaragua, where in 2007 Hurricane Felix destroyed thousands of acres of forest. Many of the Rosita trees were close to 350 years old and have massive trunks not seen in domestic wood species. The wood is fairly easy to saw and work with hand tools, good to moderately good to plane, excellent for turning, mortising, boring, moulding and sanding. It’s popular for high quality furniture, veneers, and general carpentry.
The wood is heavy and dense making it difficult to work with. The wood color is similar to Walnut but has a deep rich reddish tone that darkens over time.