Aspidosperma chakense Speg.
Aspidosperma horcokebracho Speg.
Aspidosperma horko-kebracho Speg.
Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco brevifoliu Hassl.
Aspidosperma triternatum is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall.
The wood is harvested from the wild for local use.
The freshly cut wood and sap of Aspidosperma species causes irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, with general malaise[
The sawdust, on contact with abraded skin, produces local burning and a vesicular eruption with general symptoms of muscular weakness and cramps, sweating, dryness of the mouth, and faintness[
Once the wood is thoroughly dry it loses its toxicity unless polishes or dyes in organic solvents are used on it[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia.
Dry mountain forests in Argentina[
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The wood is said to be of similar quality to that obtained from Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco[
]. The wood of that species is used as follows:-
The wood is heavy, hard, flexible, resistant and very durable if protected from the elements[
]. Of good quality[
], it is used for general carpentry, lathe work, tool handles, toys, wooden flooring blocks etc[
The wood is used to make charcoal, including activated charcoal[
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