Chloroluma saldanhaei Glaz. ex Aubrév.
Lucuma moseniana Glaz.
Sideroxylon saldanhaei Glaz.
Chrysophyllum lucentifolium is a shrub or a tree.
The tree is harvested from the wild for its wood, which is used commercially.
S. America - Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, French Guiana; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.
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The heartwood is light yellow; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain straight or interlocked. The wood is heavy, hard, elastic; it is not very durable, having a small resistance to fungi and being susceptible to dry wood borers and termites. The wood seasons normally with a slight risk of checking and a high risk of distortion; once dry it is moderately to poorly stable in service. It has a fairly high blunting effect upon tools, stellite-tipped and tungsten carbide are recommended; nailing and screwing are good, but pre-boring is recommended; gluing is correct. The wood is used for heavy carpentry, cabinet work, high class furniture, turnery, interior panelling and joinery, tool handles, sliced veneer etc[
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