Chloroleucon mangense – Pino amarillo

Tree or shrub from 3 to 10 m high. The species grows at low and medium elevations, in dry or humid forests, from Mexico to Colombia.

This species grows in plains and hollows of the dry forest.

Striking stems due to the contrast between the grayish bark stained with whiter parts due to the exfoliation of the bark, usually very twisted. Cup extended, compressed, very thin.

General wood description

The wood of this species has yellowish-white sapwood with grayish spots and yellowish-green heartwood, with fine, slightly dark veins; odorless, bitter taste, very lustrous and fine to medium texture, cross-linked and irregular grain, medium hardness and weight.

Common names

Panama: Espino amarillo, pino amarillo.

Colombia: Carbonero, hoyo de zorra, vainillo.

Venezuela: Caudero, Quebrahacha

Ecuador: Cascol blanco

Referenced uses

Structural wood

  • Firewood
  • Fence posts
  • Forage (fruits) 


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