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.
Amazing batch of Pucte with exceptional figure. Kiln dried and surfaced on two sides. Longer boards may have 1/8" bow or crown but will easily lay flat with minimal pressure. There may be a minor blemish on the boards but they are at least 95% clean or better. This is the only time that we have been able to get this species and we do not have more stock.