Cashalia cuscatlanica Standl.
Dussia grandifrons I.M.Johnst.
Dussia cuscatlanica is a tree with an open, spreading crown; it can grow up to 30 metres tall, exceptionally to 50 metres. The long, straight, cylindrical bole is buttressed at the base. The leaves are often very large, and can be up to 100cm long[
An important lumber tree in Salvador, where it is commonly harvested from the wild.
C. America - Costa Rica to southern Mexico
Mountain forest; at elevations from 20 - 2,000 metres[
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The heartwood is not distinguishable from the creamy yellow sapwood. The texture is coarse, the grain fairly straight, lustre is low, the wood has no distinctive odour or taste. The wood is of medium density, tough and strong[
]. It is used for local construction[
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