Ziricote

Cordia dodecandra
Central America, Cuba

Ziricote is a tonewood with unique look and color ranging from soft to dark brown, with intermittent shades of green or purple hue and stripes of black growth rings. The texture of ziricote is sometimes referred to as "cobweb" or "landscape painting" and can be reminiscent of special-selected Brazilian rosewood. Woods with unusual texture or unique appearance are expensive. They are often used in building exhibition grade guitars or custom-built instruments.