Tabebuia chrysantha – Roble Macho

Tabebuia chrysantha – Roble Macho

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

General wood description

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

Uneven luster

Medium texture

It is difficult to brush and cut

It is durable

It is very resistant to termites and salt water.

Common names

America Central: Cortez, cortez amarillo, masicarán, quebracho, amarillo, corteza amarilla, coyote, flor de día

Mexico: Amapa, prieta, roble

Ecuador: Caaguate, chicalá

Venezuela: Araguaney

Colombia: Lombricillo, guayacan amarillo

Brazil: Acapor

Referenced uses

Furniture and Construction

  • Car bodies
  • Floors
  • Industrial use
  • Sleepers
  • Fine crafts
  • Tool handles

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