It is a large tree, with lengths of 30 to 40 m and up to 100 cm of diameter. It has abundant creamy latex.
It is reported from Guatemala, south to Brazil and Peru.
It does not have a characteristic smell or taste.
The sapwood is not differentiated, the heartwood is reddish yellow when dry.
The grain is straight or interlocked.
It has a medium texture.
It has moderate shine.
The heartwood is susceptible to fungi that stain blue.
It is easy to impregnate.
Peru: Vacahosca; Perillo Negro; Leche Caspi
Brazil: Dukaballi; Cumá assú, Cuma Assu, Avichuri; Ama Apa, Popa; Perillo, Pendare, Palo De Vaca, Melkboom, Vaca Hosca, Sorva, Purva, Nienye, Juan Soco, Guaimaro Macho, Couma, Avichure, Milk Tree, Cow Tree.
Furniture and Cabinets
Plywood and Veneer