Goncalo Alves
Astronium graveolens

Also known as Tigerwood this large central and south American tree has a distinctive wild grain. Swirls of blackish brownish wood chaotically swirl along its surface. It has a very high rot resistance and is relatively easy to work, however finding pieces with excellent figure and striping can be challenging. Particularly excellent pieces of Goncalo Alves are sought after by turners and they occasionally refer to it as Jobillo.