Henriettea squamulosa (Cogn.) Judd
Calycogonium squamulosum is an evergreen tree with a spreading crown of nearly horizontal branches; it can grow 9 - 15 metres tall. The bole can be 30cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild for use of its attractive wood.
Caribbean - Puerto Rico.
Upper montane forests[
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The heartwood is pinkish brown to pale brown, with widely spaced black streaks; it is fairly distinctly demarcated from the bright yellow sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain generally straight; lustre good; growth rings absent. The wood is hard, heavy, strong; durability in contact with the ground is doubtful and it is very susceptible to attack by dry-wood termites. Rate of air-seasoning and amount of degrade are moderate. Machining characteristics are as follows : planing, sanding, and resistance to screw splitting are poor; shaping, turning, boring, and mortising are good. It is used for posts and poles, though preservative treatment is recommended. The attractive wood also seems suitable for furniture, patternmaking, veneer and plywood, farm implements, tool handles, heavy duty flooring, turnery, boat parts, vehicles frames, heavy construction, and bridge timbers[
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