Chimarrhis corymbosa A.Rich.
Chimarrhis cyrrhosa Steud.
Macrocnemum longifolium A.Rich.
Chimarrhis cymosa is an evergreen tree growing up to 25 metres tall. The straight bole has shallow buttresses and can be up to 180cm in diameter[
The trees are harvested from the wild for their timber.
Caribbean - Trinidad and Tobago, Leeward and Windward Islands.
Mainly found in wet lowlands and borders of streams, it also occurs in limited quantities at higher elevations[
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A plant of mainly lower elevations in the tropics. It grows best in areas where the mean annual rainfall is 2,500mm or more[
The orange wood is moderately coarse textured; of medium hardness; fairly elastic; fairly durable and not liable to termite attack[
]. It works without difficulty but is said to split when nailed unless prebored[
]. It is used principally in construction for sheathing, flooring, and framing, but may also be suitable for many other uses where a strong, durable wood is required[
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