Bocote grows from the Pacific regions of Mexico through Central America.
When first milled it displays bright yellow hues but oxidizes to a deep brown with distinct variegated black lines . Bocote has a specific gravity between.95 and 1.02. It is heavy, and hard with a fine texture like that of a rosewood.
Bocote is in the same family as Ziricote (Cordia) and can display some spider webbing, although it is more common in flatsawn examples.
It has a bright ringing taptone with deeper overtones that is comparable to Madagascar rosewood .
Although Bocote is considered an alternative tonewood it's future availability is somewhat uncertain.
Bocote :: Cordia gerascanthus