Podocarpus guatemalensis – Chaquiro

Tree 25 m tall with a diameter at chest height that reaches 60 cm.

Straight and cylindrical trunk.

In Central America it is common in the Atlantic zone, from Mexico to Venezuela.

General wood description

Sapwood and heartwood differ.

The sapwood is pale yellow and the heartwood is brown.

The marbling is defined by growth rings.

Fine texture.

The smell is similar to cypress.

It has an imperceptible taste.

Medium brightness.

Great straight.

The weight is moderate.

Common names

Colombia: Pino, pino chaquiro, pino colombiano, chaquiro

Costa Rica: Ciprecillo, pinillo

Venezuela: Ocotillo

Referenced uses


  • Sleepers
  • Furniture
  • Floors
  • Parquet
  • Decorative badges
  • Panels
  • Interior cladding and formwork
  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Stair frames
  • Poles for overhead lines


  • Sheets for triplex
  • Notch boxes
  • Chip and fiber boards
  • Paper
  • Pencils

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