Lemonwood

Lemonwood (Calycophyllum candidissimum)

 

Common Names: Lemonwood, Degame

 

Distribution: Cuba and Central America

 

Color/Appearance: Heartwood is a light brown to pale yellowish color. Sapwood is lighter in color

 

Janka Hardness: 1,880 lbf

 

Density: 4.25 lb/b.f.

 

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard  health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Lemonwood.

 

Controlled species: CITES: no, IUCN: no

 

Common Uses: Archery bows, carvings, turned objects and fishing rods.

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