The Bucida buceras tree is known by a variety of names in English, including Pucte, bullet tree, black olive tree, gregorywood (or gregory wood), Antigua whitewood, and oxhorn bucida. It is native to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. Trees grow to heights of 25-50’ and crowns can spread from 35-50’. Trees can grow in partial shade to full sun and prefer the sandy clay soils in the Yucatan of Mexico’s Gulf Coast. Logs are small with 12-20” diameters average. The density is .85 which makes this a dense wood that takes a high polish once smooth. The incredible figure in this material will make any fine woodworking article spectacular.
VERY RARE. Dense, highly figured. Lots of depth in the curl. Yellowish sapwood. Kiln dried and ready to use.