Vitex cymosa – Cuajao

The trees are reported to reach heights of 30 m, with trunk diameters of about 80 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical, somewhat fluted in the base. Occasionally with small buttresses of less than 1 m tall.

Is found in open areas, growing on fertile alluvial areas below 1,000 m of altitude.

Occasionally wood semi-ring porous and/or ring porous. Vessels solitary and in short tangential multiples. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples.

General wood description

It has a mild pleasant smell.

The sapwood is clearly differentiated, it is pale brown, the heartwood is light yellowish brown when dry.

The direction of the fibers is straight, sometimes interlocked.

Texture is reported to be fine to medium.

Luster is usually moderate.

High durability

Common names

Ecuador: Pechiche, Chuto.

Venezuela: Aceituno.

Colombia: Aceituno.

Bolivia: Taruma.

Referenced uses

Housing general

  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Flooring
  • Parquet
  • Frames
  • Steps
  • Fittings

Furniture and cabinets

Other and musical instruments

  • Moldings

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