Plants > Ornamental & Shade Trees > Guachapele
A large tree with a spreading crown, well-formed bole without significant buttresses.
Habitat :Often near rivers or waterway is in dry and wet forests, sometimes isolated in pastures, indicating ancient meanders.Phenology:Flowers seen in January, February, March,April and December. Fruits observed in March.Uses:It has been used for diarrhea and as piscicida in Panama.
Heartwood light orange brown when freshly cut becoming yellow brown or brown with a golden luster on drying
January, February, March,April and December
Benefits | Desirability
The wood is easy to work and surfaces finish smoothly after sanding; sawn surfaces are somewhat woolly.Excellent weathering charecteristics.
Shipbuilding (planking, ribs, decking), railroad crossties, general construction, flooring, decorative veneers, furniture components.