It is present from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, to Brazil.
Can reach up to 50m in height and 150cm in diameter. The trunk is straight and cylindrical with medium to well developed buttresses.
Distinctive and characteristic odor.
The color of the heartwood is described as brown yellow to reddish brown, with dark fine veins.
Low to medium shine
The grain is frequently interlocked, sometimes severely.
The wood is medium textured.
Very high durability.
Extremely heavy wood that shows low linear shrinkage and moderately stable volumetric shrinkage.
It is resistant to fungi attack and does not need to be preserved.
Costa Rica: Almendro
Brazil: Cumara, Cumaru
Perú: Shihuahuaco, Charapilla, Cumarut
Furniture and Cabinets
Plywood and Veneer