Sideroxylon foetidissimum gaumeri
Mastichodendron gaumeri (Pittier) Lundell
Mastichodendron tikalense Lundell
Sideroxylon gaumeri Pittier
Sideroxylon foetidissimum gaumeri is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall.
The tree is cultivated in Mexico, and also frequently protected in the wild, for its edible fruits[
]. An old crop plant, the history of its cultivation can be traced back to Mayan times[
Central America - Guatemala, Belize and Mexico.
Mixed forests at elevations up to 300 metres[
|Other Uses Rating||
|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Semi-cultivated, Wild
]. The oval fruit is 2.5cm long and 2cm wide[
The following report is for the main species, which is found in the Caribbean and Florida. It is assumed that the wood of this subspecies has the same properties[
The heartwood is yellowish to bright orange; the thick sapwood yellowish[
]. The wood is hard, heavy, strong and durable[
]. It is used for construction, cabinet making, boat building[
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