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Granadillo (Platymiscium yucatanum) goes by a lot of different names like Macacauba, Coyote, Cristobal or Macawood- all belong to a large tree growing from Mexico, Panama up to southern Brazil in flatland regions. Macacauba trees can be scarcely found among other tall trees of the rain forest. The beautiful, very hard, heavy and dense heartwood is bright red to reddish or purplish brown, rather distinctly striped with nearly black streaks. Even bright red or nearly dark brown logs can be found. The wood resembles Brazilian rosewood or Cocobolo, although it does not at all belong to the rosewood family and should not be confused with Grenadill! Macacauba is the typical wood for Marimbaphones, the excellent tonal qualities make it a well suited wood for guitars and other instruments as well.