It reaches heights of 30 to 35 m, with a diameter of over 60 cm.
It prefers the tropical freshwater swampy forests of the Pacific coast.
Several species of this genus are reported to be distributed from Costa Rica and Panama through Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru.
It has a typical odor when freshly cut.
The sapwood is pink, the heartwood is reddish yellow.
Moderate in luster.
The heartwood is rated as moderately permeable, and sapwood can be treated.
Panama: White Cedar
Costa Rica: Sebo
Ecuador: Sangre De Gallina, Coco, Cuángare
Colombia: Otobo, Cuángare
Plywood and Veneer
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