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.

General wood description

The heartwood and sapwood are indistinct. pinkish brown and sometimes with greyish stripes.

The grain is straight.

The wood is of medium texture.

Brightness is moderate to high.

It is susceptible to insect attack and decay.

It is easy to impregnate preservatives.

Common names

Panama: Aures

Costa Rica: Orey

Brazil: Orey

Colombia: Vaquerá, Orey Wood, Hoary, Orey, Sajo

Referenced uses

Housing General

  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Boards
  • Fittings

Furniture and Cabinets

  • Cabinets

Plywood and Veneer


Other and Musical Instruments

  • Handicrafts
  • Moldings
  • Particleboard

300 metros al norte de la plaza de deportes,
Los Angeles de la Fortuna,
Provincia de Alajuela,
San Carlos, Costa Rica.
CP 21007