Coccoloba corozalensis Lundell
Coccoloba gentlei Lundell
Coccoloba swartzii is an evergreen tree with a narrow or rounded crown; it usually grows up to 12 metres tall, occasionally to 15 metres. The bole is usually up to 20cm in diameter, though specimens up to 90cm have been recorded[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use of its wood, being especially valued as a source of charcoal. Wild plants are often managed and protected for the production of wood for making charcoal[
S. America - Venezuela; C. America - Nicaragua to Mexico; Caribbean - Leeward Islands to Jamaica and the Bahamas.
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|Cultivation Status||Semi-cultivated, Wild
The plant responds well to coppicing[
The whitish wood is hard and heavy. It is used for fence posts and local construction[
The wood makes an excellent charcoal[
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