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.