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|Cuta / San Domingo - Boxwood|
Formal Name: Phyllostylon rhamnoides
Color: The heartwood is often described as lemon yellow and sometimes have a tinge of brown. The sapwood is also yellowish but may be nearly white.
Grain: Straight grain and homogenous, with slightly interlocked grain. The grain is fairly straight but may be irregular..
Workability: Easy to work with both hand and machine tools. Also has excellent finishing qualities.
Physical Properties: Fine pores, scattered and numerous. Texture is fine and uniform. This species is very high density, resulting in a very hard wood.
Uses: flooring, decking and general construction wood.
Interior/Exterior: interior and exterior
Origin: Cuba, Hisponiola and southern Mexico to Columbia,Venezuela, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.