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Astronium graveolens

zorro, ron-ron, tigrillo, cucaracho, glassywood

Family

Anacardiaceae

Native to

native to Panamá

Type

tree

Height

tall (20 m/65 ft or more)

Height (m)

10 - 30

Speed of Growth

fast

Deciduous/Evergreen

deciduous

Flower Color

green, light yellow

Flowering Time

February, March, April, May, June

Fruiting Time

February, March, April, May, June

Difficult Conditions Tolerated

Degraded Soil

Sun/Shade Required To Establish

shade

Other Uses

handicrafts, timber

Reforestation Type

silvopastoral, timber

Successional Type

early successional, mid successional

Ease of Propagation

difficult

Best Method of Propagation

seed

Tips for Cultivation

The sapling requires about 4-6 months in the nursery to reach a size suitable to be transplanted onto the field. It is also possible to collect saplings from natural regeneration.

Precautions

Toxic sawdust.