Vochysia ferruginea – Botarrama

Vochysia ferruginea – Botarrama

The trees are reported to reach heights of 25 to 38 m, with trunk diameters ranging from 50 to 70 cm. The boles are straight and cylindrical. It presents small to medium sized buttresses.

It is found in well drained soils in the tropical rain forests of Central and South America.

Wood diffuses porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples.

General wood description

It has no distinct odor or taste.

The sapwood is pinkish white, the heartwood gradually changes into pink color with darker vascular lines.

This timber has usually straight or irregular grain.

This wood has a somewhat coarse texture.

The wood exhibits a low to moderate luster.

The genus Vochysia is reported to be prone to biological attack.

This wood is amenable to preservative treatment.

Common names

French Guiana: Itaballi koeleroe, Wossie, Bois cruseau, Achiwa, Plumero, Palo De Chancho, Moutende, Grignon Fou.

Ecuador: Chimbulla, Bella maria, Laguno, Corosillo, Chimbuya.

Bolivia: Cambara, Cambará.

Colombia: Gomo, Orcona, Palo Santo, Soroga, Gamo, Barbara

Chile: Barbachele, Dormilón.

Perú: Goma amarilla, Quillo, Quillosisa, Kouali, Killu Sisa.

Surinam: Watrakwari, Wiswiskwari, Wanakwari, Mayo, Kwari

Brasil: Dima vermelha, Quaruba branca, Tintin, San Juan De Pozo, Red Kwarie, Quaruba, Cedrorana.

Panamá: Malaqueto, Tecla, Yemeri Mayo.

Costa Rica: Chancho Colorado.

Nicaragua: Yemeri.

Venezuela: Saladillo.

Guyana: Prefontaine Bois, Iteballi.

Referenced uses

Housing General

  • Beams
  • Joists
  • Boards
  • Flooring
  • Steps
  • Panelling
  • Fittings

Furniture and Cabinets

  • Cabinets

Plywood and Veneer


Other and Musical Instruments

  • Handicrafts
  • Moldings

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