Astronium graveolens, grows in Mexico, Central America, Brazil and Bolivia. In Costa Rica the species grows throughout Guanacaste, the Osa Península, Upala and Los Chiles. The sapwood is light brown-grayish or dark brown-yellowish, while the heartwood can be grayish-orange, reddish-brown to bright red with bands of medium to very dark brown in irregular widths. Ron-Ron wood becomes brown-reddish or dark reddish with nearly black stripes after exposure to air and light. A flowering member of the cashew family, it is often valued for its rot-resistant and beautiful wood instead of its fruit.