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- Common Name(s)
- Chakte Viga, Paela, Aripin
- Scientific Name
- Coulteria platyloba
- Tree Distribution
- Tropical areas of Mexico and Central America
- Tree Size
- 20-30 ft. tall, 1-2 ft. trunk diameter
- Janka Hardness
- 2250 lbf
- Heartwood bright orange to golden brown. Sapwood pale white to yellow.
- Grain / Texture
- Grain is usually straight, though sometimes interlocked. Has a fine, even texture with a good natural luster.
- Pricing / Availability
- Larger pieces of Chakte Viga in lumber form can be hard to find, but smaller pieces for turning projects are more readily available. Prices tend to be quite high for this imported species.
- Information cited from Wood-Database.com