Dialyanthera acuminata Standl.
Otoba acuminata is a tree that can grow 10 - 25 metres tall. The bole can be 10 - 50cm in diameter[
The tree is harvested from the wild as a source of wood.
The habitat is greatly threatened. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
S. America - Colombia; C. America - Panama, Costa Rica.
Forests, in wet or very humid climates, at low to medium elevations[
|Conservation Status||Near Threatened
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The wood is used for internal construction and to make plywood[
We do not have any more information for this species, but a general description for the wood of this genus is as follows:-
The heartwood is a pale, pinkish-brown; it is not demarcated from the sapwood. The texture is variable; the grain generally straight; lustre is medium to high; there is no distinctive odour or taste. The wood is light in weight and soft. The heartwood is non-durable and is susceptible to insect attack. The wood is prone to blue stain and requires rapid extraction and conversion. It generally machines well if sharp knives are used and dressed with the grain; it is easy to nail and glue; takes stain, paint, and clear finishes well. It is used for low-value purposes such as core stock, moldings, paneling, particleboard, general carpentry, and furniture components[
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