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Chechem tree

Metopium brownei

Description:

The wood of this tree is a valuable source of lumber in Central America

Habitat:

Semi-evergreen forest and wetland forest

Notes:

It produces urushiol in its bark, which can cause contact dermititis on one's skin when touched; therefore live trees and fresh cut logs should be handled carefully.

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Jonathan Guyot
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Jonathan Guyot

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Mar 10, 2012
Submitted on Mar 12, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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