Bocote (Cordia dodecandra)

 
 
 
 

Family - Boranginaceae
Distribution - Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
Other Names: Amapa asta/beba/bola, Anacuite, Asta, Baria, Barl, Bojon, Bonom, Canaletta, Chackopte, Copite, Cupane, Freijo, Grisino, Gueramo, Habeen, Laurel, Negra, Ocotillo meco, Palo de asta, Pardillo del monte, Peterebi, Siricote blanco, Trompillo, Veria prieta, Zac-copte, Ziricote
Characteristics: The wood has an interlocked grain with pressy figured portions. It is fine textured and works to a lustrous finish. The timber weighs about 640 kg/m3 when dried.
Working Qualities: Glues well, easy to saw and mould. Takes nails and screws well.
Uses: Billiard-cue butts, Boat building, Building construction, Cabinetmaking, Canoes, Decks, Decorative veneer, Domestic flooring, Framing, Furniture, Joinery, Kitchen cabinets, Plywood, Sporting Goods, Turnery.

 
 
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