Bocagea virgata (Sw.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Cananga lancea Poit. ex DC.
Guatteria virgata (A.Rich.) Dunal
Oxandra virgata A.Rich.
Uvaria lanceolata Sw.
Oxandra lanceolata is an evergreen tree that can grow up to 15 metres tall[
The tree is harvested from the wild for its high quality wood, which is exported.
Caribbean - Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Cuba.
Woods and thickets, often on limestone soils at elevations up to 450 metres[
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The light yellow wood is made up entirely of sapwood. The texture is very fine; the grain straight; lustre is medium; there is no distinctive odour or taste. The wood is very strong, extremely hard, elastic; durable. It is moderately difficult to work because of its high density, but finishes smoothly and is excellent for turnery. Said to be the equal of boxwood in hardness, it is used for making fishing rods, billiard cues, archery bows, articles of turnery, masts, textile machinery, and small tool handles[
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