Campnosperma panamense – Sajo

The mature tree is reported to be medium size, attaining heights of up to 28 m, and trunk diameters of 50 cm in the average. The trees often develop straight cylindrical boles that are free of branches for about 13 m. This species is reported from the Atlantic lowlands of Costa Rica, down to Colombia.

Podocarpus guatemalensis – Chaquiro

Tree 25 m tall with a diameter at chest height that reaches 60 cm. Straight and cylindrical trunk. In Central America it is common in the Atlantic zone, from Mexico to Venezuela.

Terminalia amazonia – Papaliza

It is a dominant tree, it can reach a height of 30 to 45 m, with a diameter of up to 150 cm, but more commonly about 40 to 100 cm. Is found in primary tropical rain forests. In the Amazon basin it is reported on terra firme forests, on well drained soils. This species […]

Cariniana pyriformis – Chibugá

Tree that reaches 30 to 40 m in height and diameters of 100 to 200 cm. Parasolate cup. Straight and cylindrical trunk, with well developed sneakers and deep roots. External bark of dark brown color, quite fissured, which is detached in long strips that are used as ties; creamy white inner bark and fibrous appearance. […]

Myroxylon balsamum – Bálsamo

This tree is small to medium sized, attaining heights of 15 to 20 m, eventually up to 30 m and diameters of 45 to 90 cm. Wood diffuses porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples.

Copaifera aromatica – Cabimo

It is an endemic species of Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. It grows fast and reaches 30 to 35 meters tall and 90cm in diameter. The wood of the tree is relatively soft and heavy and exhibits a significant difference between the color of the wood of the sap and that of the heart. The […]

Sterculia apetala – Panamá

It is reported to reach heights of 24 to 40 m, with trunk diameters of 50 to 70 cm or even 200 cm. It presents well developed, steep buttresses. Is commonly found in the forests of tropical America, on occasionally inundable areas. It is distributed from Mexico southward to Bolivia. Wood diffuses porous.

Vochysia ferruginea – Botarrama

The trees are reported to reach heights of 25 to 38 m, with trunk diameters ranging from 50 to 70 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical. It presents small to medium sized buttresses. It is found in well drained soils in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America. Wood diffuses porous. Vessels […]

Tectona grandis – Teca

It is a tree with a straight stem, with rough and fissured bark 1.2 mm thick, light brown in color that defoliates into large, thin plates. It has a long, thick taproot that may persist or disappear, but forms numerous strong lateral roots. It is quite demanding in light and requires well-drained, fertile and deep […]

Tabebuia rosea – Roble

Deciduous trees of medium to large size, up to 28-37 m tall, with 50-100 cm d.a.p; conical trunk; good to fair quality logs are obtained, 12 to 25 m long and 25 to 70 cm in diameter.  It is native to Mexico, Central America and northern South America (Brasil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela). It is […]