||Degame (Calycophyllum candidissimum)
||Also known as lemonwood and lancewood.
||Grows in Cuba, Central America, and S. America.
||Generally straight grained, occasionally markedly irregular with a low luster and very fine texture. Broad sapwood, white to brownish white in color with variegated dark brown heartwood. (Heartwood has no commercial importance).
||Hard, heavy, tough, and resilient with high bending and crushing strengths, moderate stiffness and shock resistance, good stability in use and low decay resistance.
||Very good steam bending and turning properties. Works easily with sharp tools. Holds nails and screws well without pre-drilling. Responds very well to stains and finishes.
||Valued for archery bows, turnery, sculpture, and carving. Also used for tool handles, fishing rods, shuttles, billiard sticks, pulleys, rules and scales (viable substitute for boxwood), organ parts, agricultural implements, flooring, and cabinetry.