Hymenaea courbaril L. 
CAESALPINIACEAE 

Comercial 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) 

Ocurrence : 
Brasil - Amazonia 
Others - Colombia, Guyana, French Guyana, Surinam 
General Charcteristics : 
Color : red chestnut 
Direction : right Texture : rough 
Taste : indistinct Smell : indistinct 
 Density at 15% m.c = 710 Kg/m3 

Natural Durability : 
Durabel in contact with the ground. 
Treatability : 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
%

Jatoba