It is a tree native to the intertropical zone of America.
It is a tree with an average height of 12 to 15 meters, with a strong, compact, straight, cylindrical trunk and approximately 60 centimeters in diameter.
Has deep vertical cracks
It is considered one of the hardest and most resistant woods of the American continent.
Its bark is brown, blackish and scaly, its root system is large and deep;.
The heartwood is dark olive brown in color and the sapwood is yellowish or pink
Has soft veining
Its grain is straight or crisscrossed
It is difficult to brush and cut
It is durable
It is very resistant to termites and salt water.
America Central: Cortez, cortez amarillo, masicarán, quebracho, amarillo, corteza amarilla, coyote, flor de día
Mexico: Amapa, prieta, roble
Ecuador: Caaguate, chicalá
Colombia: Lombricillo, guayacan amarillo
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