Vatairea erythrocarpa – Amargo – Amargo

Vatairea erythrocarpa – Amargo – Amargo

Tree that reaches 25 m in height with presence of roots planks, which reach 2 m in height.

Scattered cup 8 x 12 m. Straight and cylindrical trunk. Red outer bark with an abundance of lenticels forming groups arranged in a horizontal way.

General wood description

The trunk is medium size with roots well-developed tabulars in their base.

The tones of the bark on the outside range from gray to brown with numerous white spots.

When the bark is cut it has a characteristic smell of flowering parsley.

Due to its hardness, the wood is moderately difficult to work with cabinet making machines, when working it can have the disadvantage that the bitter taste of the sawdust affects the operators of the equipment.

Some reports specify that the heartwood of the cortex is resistant to attack by fungi and insects.

Common names

Colombia: Ají, Palo de Grulla, Arenillo.

Brazil: Fava, Faveira.

Panamá: Amargo-Amargo.

Perú: Marupa de Bajo.

Referenced uses

Light construction

Internal and external construction

  • House Manufacturing
  • Elaboration of surfaces
  • Floors
  • Screed and fabrication in table
  • Joinery
  • Beams
  • Bridge structures
  • Fence posts
  • Wooden stakes

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