Chrysophyllum cainito L.
Teta de burro; Sterappel; Star apple; Satinleaf; Saffrontree; Pomme surette; Massaranduba; Maduraverde; Lechecillo; Kaimit; Guayabillo; Golden leaf; Cainitier; Cainit; Caimo morado; Caimo; Caimitier; Caimite marron; Caimite; Apra; Aguay; Caimito (Mexico); Cainito (Brazil); Caimito Serrano (Venezuela); Caimito (Venezuela); Balata Blanca (Peru); Caimito (Peru); Caimito (Colombia); Caimitillo (Ecuador)
Cynodendron bicolor (Poir.) Baehni; Chrysophyllum bonplandii Klotzsch ex Miq.; Chrysophyllum bicolor Poir.; Cainito pomiferum Tussac
It is a dominant tree, it attains heights of 40 m, with a diameter at breast height of 70 cm in the average, occasionally up to 100 cm. The bole is cylindrical, with low buttresses.
Chrysophyllum cainito natural growth range is tropical America, found in primary forests in a wide range of habitats.
It is reported from Mexico to Bolivia.
Wood diffuse porous. Vessels solitary and in short radial multiples. Tangential diameter of vessel lumina 100 micras or less (very small). Tyloses sclerotic. Vessels per mm2 6 to 10 (medium). Simple perforation plates. Vessel-ray pits coarse throughout the ray Axial parenchyma in continuous tangential lines or fine bands. Siliceous bodies in the axial parenchyma cells. Axial parenchyma in narrow bands on lines up to 3 cells wide. 4 to 10 rays per mm (medium). Rays 1 to 4 seriate. Silica bodies in the ray cells. Body ray cells procumbent with mostly 2 to 4 rows of upright and/or square marginal cells (Kribs-II). Non-septate fibers. Fibers very thick walled. Fibers with simple to minutely bordered pits.
The wood has no specific odor or taste.
The sapwood is light brown, the heartwood is reddish brown color.
The grain is reported to be straight or interlocked.
Fine texture is reported in this species.
This wood is commonly of moderate luster.
The timber of Chrysophyllum is not difficult to work.
This species is reported to give a smooth finish.
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