The Central American name for a slash pine, Pinus caribea. The slash pine is an important source of turpentine and rosin. It is also used for paper pulp. The slash pine has coarse-grain, resinous wood. It is sometimes used for lumber and millwork.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Pinus caribea; ocote pine; slash pine; Cuban pine; swamp pine; Caribbean pine; southern yellow pine
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 613
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996