COUNTRIES OF DISTRIBUTION: Brasil, Columbia, Mexico & Venezuela.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE: Widely distributed throughout Central America, and northern South America; occurs in many forest stands.
HEARTWOOD COLOUR: Heartwood varies from reddish brown to a dark brown, plum in colour.
SAPWOOD COLOUR: White to yellow and sometimes not distinct from heartwood.
WORKING PROPERTIES: Bores, planes, moulds, carves and screws easily. May be difficult to cut and sand. Does not glue well.