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Ziricote (Cordia dodecandra) comes from Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Logs over 40-50 cm in diameter are seldom sold, thus the wood is rare and not easy to be found on the market. The sapwood is creamy white, the heartwood colour ranges from tobacco brown to dark brown, or nearly black with spidery-black pigment lines that often overlap, forming landscape figures or spider webbings. In this way it is very much comparable to Brazilian rosewood, though it does not belong to the true rosewood family. A pleasing array or fleck figure is visible in quartersawn stock. Ziricote is the most dramatic looking member of the Cordia genus. This wood is very much appreciated for its dark colour and unique look.