Dominant tree within the forest, reaching heights of 40 m, with a diameter between 60 to 80 cm.
It is found from Costa Rica, Panama, Guyanas, Venezuela, Peru, Ecuador, to Brazil. In Colombia it is found on the Pacific coast and in the basins of the Calima and Patía rivers.
It has a vinegar-related odor when fresh.
Its sapwood is pinkish with gradual degradation and the heartwood is reddish brown with dark spots.
The grain is straight to crisscross.
Its texture is of a soft grain with longitudinal brown markings.
It is a moderately resistant wood to the attack of fungi and insects, it is very durable for outdoors.
It is easy to treat for immunization.
Colombia: Chanul, Chanó, Chanú, Diañemiu, Muidotiai, Nevavac, Aceituno, Batea
Peru: Quinilla Colorada, Hispi
Costa Rica: Corozo
Furnitures and Cabinets
Plywood and Veneer