There are actually several members of the Dalbergia (rosewood) family growing in Nicaragua, each beautiful in its own way. The most prevalent is Dalbergia tucurensis. Tucurensis can vary in character from different regions, soil types, and elevations of growth. We often find it in coffee farms shading the coffee bushes. The species can come in purple, golden brown, and pinkish brown even though the trees have identical leaves and bark. We have even witnessed a split tree where one half of the crown was purple and the other half golden brown. With a specific gravity of between .8 and .9, it is similar to Brazilian Rosewood in workability producing pieces with beautiful luster. As such it can be used in high-end luthiery. The same species grows throughout Central America.