Cordia Gerascanthus

A close relative of Ziricote, Bocote is a hard, dense wood that grows no larger than a small tree. Both Ziricote and Bocote are occasionally used as tone woods in musical instruments. A unique feature of Bocote is the interplay found between heartwood and sapwood present in some pieces: the sapwood appearing a clean creamy yellow, with the heartwood contrasted in aggressive black and yellow graining.